As it often seems in Kobe's career, he is set off to be a black sheep at most. This year is no different, receiving an injury that takes him out of the sports world and his Elite 2.0 releasing on a different date in the sneaker world. But you can't keep him or his sneakers down. Due to drop soon is his Purple Gradient colorway for the Nike Kobe 8. The sneaker sports a light to dark purple upper (reminiscent of the three toned flavor of the Kobe 8 "Easter") and a black midsole with purple speckles. The sneaker's white outsole makes the purple pop making it a dope shoe for the summer. The sneaker is set to hit retailers on May 11th with the price of $150. Is this sneaker and easy cop for you? 

[via Sneakernews]