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Video: Nike Kobe 8 Hands-On and Launch Event Recap

Video: Nike Kobe 8 Hands-On and Launch Event Recap

After a brief look through his history, it was time for the big show. Brought to the stage by Big Boi of Power 106 in Los Angeles, we all listened as Kobe, who was later joined by Jeff Spanks and Eric Goto, spoke about the new updates to the Kobe 8 versus the past models. As we mentioned in the launch post, the main story is the new construction on the upper. Nike switched to Engineered Mesh, a new material that is lighter than the previous material, but still remains dynamic and tough enough to put up with rigorous play. Another change Kobe pointed out was the switch to Lunarlon. Kobe spoke briefly about the support change and spoke about how it played to the strengths of his game and how he moves on the court.

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