December 17th, 2013 by Brendan Dunne
This weekend will bring us the third model from the Nike Kobe Prelude Pack of Kobe Bryant retros. The sneakers take a turn and actually speak to a low moment for Kobe rather than a shining achievement-that moment being the misery he felt after losing to the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals. The representation of those feelings comes via the frantic, abstract graphics that are slid in beneath the upper’s cage. Continue reading for more on this upcoming Nike Kobe 3 Prelude pair and tell us in the comments if you’ve grab anything from the pack just yet.
Nike Zoom Kobe 3 Prelude
Color: Black/Multi Color-Imperial Purple-Kumquat
Style Code: 640551-005
Release Date: 12/21/13
With an innovative, web-like upper, the Kobe Prelude III is built for premium performance. The fresco-inspired artistry sets it apart, with a story of ‘misery’ coming to life – a nod to the misery of defeat Kobe Bryant felt in a game 6 loss to Boston in the 2008 finals.
The scrambled, abstract graphics are featured beneath the cage-life upper. The geometric web design also translates to the outsole for maximize traction.
The Kobe Prelude Pack features all eight of Bryant’s signature shoes and celebrates the stories behind some of his most defining moments. Eight revolutionary art movements have been paired with eight milestones in Bryant’s career to recreate each of his signature shoes.
Each shoe will be available in limited quantities on Nike.com (North America, Greater China and Western Europe) and at select retailers in North America and Greater China. The Kobe Prelude III is available on Saturday, December 21.
Stay tuned for weekly features on the additional shoes, revealing the inside story tied to the career accomplishment and art movement around each one.
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