As much as Kobe Bryant loves soccer, you probably won’t see him on the pitch anytime soon. However, “Mamba’s” latest signature shoe, the Nike Kobe VIII looks like it’s getting a futbol-inspired makeover.

There’s no release date set for the Nike Kobe 8 Mambacurial just yet, but you better believe the Nike Mercurial-themed shoe will be on hot demand when it hits the retail shelves. As you can see from the above image, the upper on the Mambacurial is modeled after the Mercurial Vapor IX, along with an Electric Green translucent outsole to bring it all together. In terms of materials used and performance specs, everything remains the same at the standard Kobe 8.

Now the only question is, would you rather rock these on the basketball court or for a game of indoor soccer?

[Images via x-kicks]

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