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Nike Zoom Kobe IV Prelude “Finals MVP”

December 5th, 2013 by | 6 comments

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The Nike Zoom Kobe IV Prelude release date is December 28th, 2013. The sneakers were first officially unveiled at yesterday’s Kobe 9 media event, one that featured not only the “Prelude Pack” of Kobe retros but also that brand new silhouette for the Lakers star. This entry into the lineup references his first NBA Finals MVP back in 2009 that took him to dizzying heights following the “Misery” of the year prior. See the shoes, including Kobe’s take on them, after the break and let us know if you like what you see.

Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Prelude
Color: Court Purple/Metallic Gold-Purple Venom
Style Code: 639693-500
Release Date: 12/28/13
Price: $200

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A Detailed Look at the Nike Kobe Prelude Exhibit

December 5th, 2013 by | 5 comments

nike kobe prelude exhibit A Detailed Look at the Nike Kobe Prelude Exhibit

In 2003, Kobe Bryant – a free agent in the sneaker endorsement market – signed a deal with athletic giant Nike. The first signature model would not be unveiled until 2006 when the Air Zoom Kobe 1 would hit shelves. Since then, Nike Basketball has come forward with new designs year after year – eight in total as of this date – with the entire line at the hands of Eric Avar. As we all know, the progression of the signature shoe can be seen as a natural evolution, with certain elements carrying over from one phase to another, and with a career so illustrious like that of Kobe’s, each model has its fair share of stories to tell.

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Nike Kobe “Prelude Pack” – Release Dates

December 4th, 2013 by | 29 comments

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The Nike Kobe Prelude Pack will begin releasing this Saturday, December 7th, with each model releasing every Saturday in order. Each piece is inspired by specific moments of the sneaker’s original release, with artistic patterns and graphics adorning the shoe. Continue for a detailed look and individual release info for the Kobe Prelude Pack and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates on the Kobe Prelude Pack and the Kobe 9.

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Nike Zoom Kobe IV “Kay Yow” Sample on eBay

August 21st, 2013 by | 18 comments

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The Nike Zoom Kobe IV was one of the earlier Nike designs to ever don that “Kay Yow” look in solidarity with the breast cancer awareness movement. Shown is one of those samples, one which was produced back in 2009 complete with the ribbons on the back end to clear up any doubts about the theme in place. The sizing ends up a little bit smaller than your typical sample range, a fate perhaps influenced by the sneaker’s feminine palette. Take a better look at this rare Nike Zoom Kobe IV with us below and then grab a pair of them yourself from dballaholic on eBay.

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Kobe Bryant Autographed Sneaker Showcase

January 10th, 2013 by | 7 comments

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Throughout the history of the NBA, no other ‘sneaker history’ is as eventful and engrossing as that of Kobe Bryant. Sure, MJ had the Air Jordan line and LeBron James is currently etching out his own legacy, but Kobe Bryant’s timeline of kicks goes up and down, left and right, covering two signature lines with two brands and a jaw-dropping load of Player Exclusives. Starting with his iconoclastic adidas The Kobe signature line, his stint rocking Nike Basketball and Air Jordan PEs, the relatively unknown period during which Kobe rocked Reebok PEs (yes, the Answer IV and the Question), and stopping at his current Nike Kobe 8 model, there’s a lot to talk about. This sick showcase of Kobe Bryant’s kicks covers a good portion of what’s been laid out, and what’s more impressive is that these shoes are not only game-worn, but also autographed. Flip through below and let us know which of the shoes featured below gets you excited the most!

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20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Zoom Kobe IV (2008)

August 9th, 2012 by | 3 comments

nike zoom kobe iv 2008 3 20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Zoom Kobe IV (2008)

Upon seeing yesterday’s look back at the original Hyperdunk’s role in the past twenty years of Nike Basketball innovation, one Sneaker News reader predicted that the next model we’d see would be its peer in the performance roundball arena, the Zoom Hyperfuse.  It’s a reasonable guess given the chronology, but also overlooks a model that, while using some of the same technologies that debuted on the Hyperdunk, has been arguably even more potent in its influence.  The Nike Zoom Kobe IV is the result of designer Eric Avar (the man behind more of these ’20 Years…’ styles than any other) realizing Kobe Bryant’s desire for “the lowest, lightest weight basketball shoe [they] can make.”  The Zoom Kobe 4 set its sights on soccer for a new generation of lowcut basketball sneakers, released in a huge range of colorways that’s since become the norm, was the first Nike Basketball signature with NIKEiD custom options from day one and marked the Black Mamba’s first Shaq-less championship.  Click through to read more about the Kobe line’s defining formula, let us know your opinion on its place in history as well as lowtop b-ball shoes in general, and stick with Sneaker News as we inch toward the finish line on this Swoosh roundball retrospective.

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Nike Zoom Kobe Historical Comparison

January 11th, 2012 by | 25 comments

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In 2003, Kobe Bryant was officially added to the exclusive bunch of Nike signature athletes, joining the likes of Michael Jordan, Anfernee Hardaway, Charles Barkley, and more. The addition of Kobe, alongside the new acquisition of prep-to-pro prospect LeBron James, would mark a brand new era of Nike Basketball, one that has fortified Nike’s role as the pinnacle of performance basketball outfitting. It was in 2006 when a Nike shoe would officially bear Kobe Bryant’s name, but it was originally the Nike Zoom Huarache 2k4 that was set to be the starting point to a long-lasting partnership; following the Zoom Huarache 2k4 was the 2k5 version, which paved the way for Kobe’s official introduction as a Nike signature athlete in 2006 with the release of the Air Zoom Kobe 1.

Since that ’06 debut, we’ve seen Nike accomplish hat it had set out to do when it first brought on the Lakers superstar; six more installments as well as the Nike Zoom Hyperdunk (another ‘unofficial’ Kobe shoe), with the game-changing Kobe System setting new precedents in basketball footwear and design. So by our count, it’s ten shoes for Kobe thus far, and there’s no end in sight just yet. It’s not often we get to see all ten shoes bunched together, but thanks to wmsky of Kenlu, we’re given a nice side-by-side comparison of the Kobe V, VI, and VII as well as a unique look at original vs. current Kobe model. Check out some of the nice visuals after the jump and let us know which Nike Kobe shoe is your favorite of all-time.

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