The Year Of The Snake has yielded some great colorways across the sneaker brand spectrum. And Kobe Bryant‘s shoes fit right in with his moniker being the “Black Mamba”. Many of his Nike Kobe 8s this year have featured a snakeskin design of some sort like the Nike Kobe 8 “Python” and the Nike Kobe 8 “Milk Snake” “Red Boa”. But none have ventured into the classic snakeskin texture like the Nike Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle LE “Snakeskin”.

Today we get another look at the non-basketball Kobe 8 “lifestyle” shoe. The upper features total snakeskin texture as well as coloring. The snakeskin is a gradient of black, sail, and red. The snakeskin spans the whole shoe, swoosh included, except for the suede faux heel cap which is black. The kicks are set to release this Saturday, July 27th at select NSW retailers like Hanon Shop.