Nike’s Kobe 8 SYSTEM’s Mesh is Engineered Like a Snake’s Scale
Weighing 9.6 ounces (272.1 grams) the Kobe 8 System is Nike’s attempt to engineer a shoe that is both light and can take the punishment from an aggressive athlete like Kobe Bryant. The mesh’s engineering that was patterned from a snakes scale like skin, which by the way complements Kobe as the Black Mamba, makes the shoes mold to the feet of the wearer. This is important to protect the athlete’s feet whenever he makes sudden movements and change of directions. Watch Nike’s introductory video below.