New Lakers-Themed Nike Kobe 8 Colorway Surfaces

Two versions are expected to drop later this year.

Via @Knowing_kicks on Instagram

As revealed in the leaks earlier this month, there are plenty of Nike Kobe 8 Protro releases on deck for the fall. Joining the series of "Team Bank" colorways is this new Los Angeles Lakers-inspired Kobe 8 pictured here.

Newly leaked images from @jw0574 on Instagram show that this unreleased Kobe 8 Protro diverts from the traditional Lakers' purple and gold blocking and resembles more of the team's "Hollywood Nights" alternate jerseys. The sneaker features a fairly simple color scheme, dressed predominantly in black with a gold Swoosh logo on the sides and purple details on the heel. Breaking up the stealthy look is a white outsole.

According to leaker Sole Retriever, this Lakers-themed Kobe 8 Protro is expected to be released alongside a "Lakers Home" makeup sometime this fall. Check back soon for official updates, including a first look at the aforementioned white-based colorway, in the coming months.

UPDATE (03/27): Thanks to @Knowing_kicks on Instagram, we now have a clearer look at the upcoming "Hollywood Nights" Kobe 8 Protro. As previously reported, this Lakers-inspired colorway is slated to drop this fall.

UPDATE (04/03): In addition to the "Hollywood Nights" colorway, there's also a white-based "Lakers" Kobe 8 Protro on the way, as evident with the newly leaked images shown below. Currently, both pairs are scheduled to drop later this fall.