Nike has officially introduced Kobe Bryant's eighth signature shoe. After several teasers and early looks the brand held a media event last night to welcome the latest addition in the Black Mamba lineage. What is now the lightest performance basketball shoe in the Nike catalog offers a mix between an engineered mesh upper and a full length Lunarlon midsole to allow the incredibly light 9.6 ounce measurement.

With plans to launch on both Nike iD and at retailers on December 20th, expect a lot from this shoe in the coming weeks. For those wondering the first launch model will be the black and sulfur colorway with retail set at $140. Until then check out the pics and let us know what you think of Kobe's new sneaker.