February 6th, 2014 by John Kim / 47
Beginning in early December 2013, Nike Basketball opened the book to the Kobe Prelude Pack – an eight-part series that featured every Nike Kobe signature sneaker accentuated by gripping colorways inspired by a specific era of art. Each release was appointed a specific title that connected with a storyline that unfolded during the shoe’s original lifetime – the Kobe III and “Misery”, the Kobe V and “Finals MVP”, and so forth. Most, if not all, of the Kobe sneakers of the past already have their own specific label, and as we gear up for the launch of the ninth signature shoe, we’ve compiled a select group of the best Nike Kobe signatures – one from each model – that we are calling the “Masterpiece Collection”.
The next eight pages depicts the highlight release of each of the eight models that proudly represented the Kobe Bryant’s label. Each selection is one that became available to retailers (no PEs or super-limited issues) and is regarded as a bright highlight of the model that has achieved that “classic” distinction, but one that represents the shoe as a whole. But why highlight shoes from the past? Considering Kobe’s current situation in the last stage of his career and the fact that Kobe Retros have gone down already, we may see these shoes make a comeback at retail. Continue on to see what we’ve selected as our own Kobe “Masterpiece Collection” and let us know if you have any in your Kobe collection.
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@sneakernews yes, in looks. But the Kobe 6 is one of the best in performance.
@sneakernews the Barcelona was the best
@sneakernews nope, that would be the cloaks
@sneakernews Naaaaaaaa the cheetahs were
@sneakernews all Kobes are the Best. BASE GOD
@sneakernews galaxy but thats not far from it
@sneakernews yes yes yes yes yes
@sneakernews these and Barcelona
@sneakernews Invisibility Cloak
@sneakernews naw, cloak
@sneakernews hell no
@sneakernews oh shoot prelude too
@sneakernews maybe or the poison dark froggggsss
@sneakernews galaxys by far
@sneakernews best Kobe to date IMO
@Startin2Stack I have 3 on the list.
personally i would go for the IV either venom or mlk, as per the vi i like the grinch but love the china cw! the kb8 i would have went BHM or the xmas 2.0! other than that great!
if these releases are going to be just as limited in store and online (due to bots) then i have ZERO chance of getting them. The Grinches have been on my to get list ever since its original relase too. SMH
hands down, the xmas grinch is my favorite ones. they are sooo hard to find, but man if i can get them i'd be happy like a pig in slop
@rickybarha trying yo sell?
@CaseyGUNS Get my bot and increase your chances
@CaseyGUNS They aren't releasing at all... just a list sneakernews made.
@Brando23 and what would you choose?
@dopeman978 son.... you and me both!! still looking!!
@Flaaawest Try Your Best Bro
@RoderickM_5 lol I'll try
@Flaaawest Get Me A Pair An Sell Em For The Low
@Flaaawest How Much You Sold The Other Pair For?
@RoderickM_5 no I like mine!
@Flaaawest Sell Yours With The Red Red Laces
@RoderickM_5 sold my other pair already
@Flaaawest Let Me Get Em
@RoderickM_5 lol ok
@Flaaawest You Stole That Picture