While Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers fight to keep their Playoff hopes alive, Nike continues to release new iterations of his Kobe 8 System shoe. The latest to surface is a scheme Kobe has worn on the court lately, the Purple Gradient edition.

Executed in a purple gradient upper, the shoe also showcases tonal laces, a multi-colored tongue logo and contrasting silver Swoosh branding. A speckled midsole completes the look. No official release info is yet available, but all signs point to a summertime drop.

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