Zoom Kobe VIII(8) White Purple Women's
The Kobe 8 is the pinnacle of basketball footwear, crafted by a team led by athletic footwear creative director Eric Avari in close collaboration with the legendary Kobe Bryant himself. The shoes are based on a deep understanding of Bryant's on-court dynamics, including his dribbling skills, driving ability and jump shooting skills, and seamlessly incorporate cutting-edge engineering grid technology into the upper. This innovation not only tightly wraps Kobe's feet, but also provides comprehensive protection, enabling the basketball shoes to have the lowest upper and a feather-light weight of just 9.6 ounces. Adhering to the design philosophy of its predecessor, the Kobe 8 collection draws inspiration from Kobe's on-court image - the black Mamba - and the confident snake print on the shoes is reflected. Throughout the development of the Kobe 8 system, the exhaustive analysis of Kobe Bryant's court dominance led to the fusion of top technologies, resulting in a shoe with the lowest upper and light weight of 9.6 ounces (men's size 9 standard version) shoes, with slightly different local market versions).
The Kobe 8 system is the result of a design team led by sneaker creative director Eric Avar working hand-in-hand with basketball icon Kobe Bryant. From the beginning of the shoe design process, Bryant envisioned a low-top shoe that would seamlessly adapt to fast games, providing a sense of extension to the feet without any hindrance. Bryant's basketball shoes are part of the star-studded collection he launched after signing with the NBA, in line with the strategic marketing approach of other iconic franchises such as Jordan and James. This brand strategy uses the appeal and public influence of stars to enhance the overall brand value, and Kobe's signing is a shrewd move to strengthen the star brand.
The Zoom Kobe 8 is seen as one of the most technologically advanced products in the Zoom Kobe family, cleverly combining speed, stability and versatility. A feat of performance innovation, it's the lightest shoe in the Kobe basketball line, weighing in at just 9.6 ounces. Eric Avar, creative director of high performance sneakers, worked closely with Bryant and his team to spearhead the Zoom Kobe 8 project. Recognizing Bryant's desire for shoes that seamlessly extend the foot and provide superior speed performance while ensuring stability, the shoes feature a 90% mesh material coverage that provides comfortable foot feel, unmatched lightness and 360-degree breathability. Seamless synthetic woven tongue and body provide vital support during competitive matches. The full Lunarlon midsole embodies the advantages of lightness, cushioning, low profile and stability. The XDR rubber outsole is engraved with the classic V-shaped bone pattern and snake scale pattern, achieving a delicate balance of lightweight wear resistance and reliable grip while minimizing wear. The 3D structure of the upper ensures superior fit, effectively locking the foot into place and rounding out the Zoom Kobe 8's narrative as the pinnacle of basketball shoe performance and innovation.