The final piece of the Nike Kobe Prelude Pack launches just two weeks before the arrival of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, featuring the lowest profile and lightest weight of any Kobe signature shoe before it. Good thing, because the Mamba would need every advantage he could muster during the previous NBA season, playing in all 48 minutes of many of the remaining games in a last ditch effort to make the playoffs. Of course it would all be for naught, as Kobe would suffer a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in April 2013, leading to a period of intense reflection symbolized by the metallic accents and swirling designs on the shoe’s upper. The shoe drops January 25th, 2014.
Release Date: January 25, 2014 (Saturday)