The 13 Most Important Basketball Sneakers of 2013

2013 brought us incredible sneaker technology and the resurgence of some of the hottest kicks of yesteryear. STACK compiles the most important sneakers of 2013.

Nike Kobe 8 System

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Nike Kobe 8 System

One of the best things about the Kobe 8 is the stained glass pattern on the upper. It gave Nike's designers a unique palette on which to work in multiple colors. We've seen that creativity in action throughout 2013 with colorways like "Venice Beach" and "Pit Viper," and the shoe's been worn by guys like Paul George, Dion Waiters and countless others (not to mention Kobe himself). And though a low-top can be difficult to rock with a casual outfit off the court, the Kobe 8 has had no trouble appealing to sneakerheads all year long. (Zirm)

 

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One of the best things about the Kobe 8 is the stained glass pattern on the upper. It gave Nike's designers a unique palette on which to work in multiple colors. We've seen that creativity in action throughout 2013 with colorways like "Venice Beach" and "Pit Viper," and the shoe's been worn by guys like Paul George, Dion Waiters and countless others (not to mention Kobe himself). And though a low-top can be difficult to rock with a casual outfit off the court, the Kobe 8 has had no trouble appealing to sneakerheads all year long. (Zirm)

 


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