Designed for a hoops legend, the Nike Kobe 8 System Elite can help you look and play like a champion. Mesh upper provides a dynamic fit that moves with the foot and offers 360 degrees of breathability. Made using Kevlar fiber, Flywire technology secures and stabilizes the foot, helping you step up during clutch situations. Full-length Phylon™ midsole features Nike Zoom units in the heel and forefoot for consistent cushioning and responsiveness. Foam tongue adds protection, and the carbon fiber shank helps support and balance the foot throughout quick cuts and jumps. Using less rubber than traditional outsoles, the 1mm rubber outsole provides lightweight durability and multi-surface traction. Wt. 11.6 oz.
Does anyone know why Nike put the Zoom air for the cushion system instead of the the Lunarlon? Isn't the elite actually heavier than the original 8's?