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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

ED’s CHOICE: Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle Sneaker

The only time I want to pat a reptile is when I’m wearing one. Problem with guys wearing reptiles is that we always wonder about our mental health status. Fortunately, Nike knows how to play ball and keep guys looking super cool even in the most awkward of moments. And even cooler is the partnership between Nike and Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant; a gigantic hot mess of fierceness on the court.

Nicknamed “Black Mamba” due to his ability to strike with 99% accuracy at maximum speed, this American professional basketball player has caught the eyes of the Nike team and has assisted in a collaboration that has produced an extremely limited edition of lifestyle sneakers.

The Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle sneaker. This slick pair of sneakers feature an all-over green snake scale pattern that is broken up with finely stitched black Nubuck leather accents. The shoe’s upper sits atop a contrasting off-white mid-sole with a purple outsole. The shoe is finished with thick, waxy laces.

Retailing at a comfortable R1490 and exclusively available at Loom in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, it’s hard not to select this baby as my choice for the week considering how much of a cult follower I am. These babies would look amazing on my feet even if I wasn’t going anywhere.

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