2013 is the Year of Snake, and Kobe Bryant’s newest signature shoe, the Nike Kobe 8 System, certainly reveals the design pattern of one of the most feared creatures on the planet. Kobe’s game on the court strikes fear into his opponents on the court, so it is only necessary that he wears a shoe design that patterns such a creature. Today, Wednesday, February 6th, the Nike Kobe 8 “Python” drops at Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores. They will be available starting Saturday, February 9th at 8:00 am EST on Footlocker.com. This is third release in the Kobe 8 series in 2013, which has already seen the familiar Black and Yellow colorway and also the limited edition Black History Month pack release previously. The Nike Kobe 8 “Python” sees a new skin on the latest System. This colorway carries a python-inspired combination of tan and brown hues on the upper, set off by red branding. Engineered mesh, Lunarlon inserts, and an XDR outsole hold down the technical end on this latest release. Pick up a pair starting today for $140. Check out the Launch Locator here to see which stores will be getting them.