Pop art flourishes cover the Nike Zoom Kobe V Prelude, designed to celebrate Kobe’s back-to-back Finals MVPs. What makes the achievement even sweeter is this particular championship round was fought against the Boston Celtics, who’d trounced the Lakers two years earlier in the 2008 Finals (a development captured in the “Misery” shoe). The gold Swoosh represents the glory of another title, while the purple and gold coloring on the exterior celebrates the team and its city. On the inside, an acknowledgment of the individual efforts of the player who led his squad to victory after being down three games to two. Look for the kicks to drop January 4th.
Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Prelude
Color: University Gold/Metallic Gold-Gamma Blue
Release Date: January 4, 2014 (Saturday)