Earlier this morning Nike unveiled the Year of the Snake collection which is both inspired by the Year of the Snake/Chinese New Year and Kobe Bryant as the Black Mamba. As part of this collection, Nike is set to release the Nike Kobe 8 Red “Year of the Snake” and now we have detailed pictures of the sneaker. The Nike Kobe 8 Red is the off the court version of the official on the court Nike Kobe 8 System and it features the overall look and feel of the Nike Kobe 8 System in a more casual package. The “Year of the Snake” Nike Kobe 8 Red is done in a Red based suede upper that Vac Tech constructed with Gold accents, a Purple lining, a Red midsole, and a Purple outsole. The Nike Kobe 8 Red “Year of the Snake” is set to release later this year at select Nike accounts. Check out two pages of detailed pictures below.