Kobe 8 Elite
We all know, that NBA Playoffs and NBA regular season are entirely different stores. The game is more physical and aggressive during the Post Season and the players will try to win the NBA Chamionship by all means necessary. This year Nike gave its players something special, just to keep up with their game in the Playoffs – the Elite series. Nike Kobe 8 is one of the shoes included in the pack. First thing to notice is the Flywire technology that was absent in the “normal” Kobes. It is additionally enhanced with Kevlar, and provides even more supportive and adaptive fit. Just like the Elite versions of the KD V and LeBron X, these also feature carbon reinforcements for extra stability. Upper part of the shoe fatures the same mesh as the one found on Kobe 8 and works just as well, providing breathability and a perfect fit. The insole is a bit different though, as it is no longer Lunarlon, but two super-responsive Zoom Air units – same setup as in Kobe VII. The tongue features special foam padding for comfort. The outsole features special pattern that allows multi-directional movement without any slippage.