Should You Buy Christmas Kobe 8s Or Make Them On Nike ID?

So I was thinking about this question since the Kobe 8 “Shedding Skin” option is available now on Nike ID, I wanted to know if you could make the exact same sneaker as the Kobe 8 Christmas 2013 sneaker or not?  Well All I can say is its close, but definitely not exact.  From what I can tell from photos of the Christmas Kobe 8s, they appear to be much more detailed that what you can do on Nike ID.

You can see that the colors can look pretty similar (Left Nike ID, Right Xmas Kobe 8) however there are some differences you cannot make on Nike ID the the Christmas version comes with.

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Notice the back tab, you cannot make that in the gold color.  I was no able to make the Kobe logo in green also.



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Also, on the tongue it cannot be replicated with that foil gold look either, you have a green logo instead.

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Once positive thing about the Nike ID version, you can have glowing soles and laces!

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However, I just don’t think you will be able to replicated the intricate detail of the Christmas Kobe 8 2013.  So in my opinion, use the Nike ID option to create your own version, but I would just try to get the Christmas version if you like it!  Also the price of the Xmas Kobe 8 is $160 vs the Nike ID at $200.

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