January 7th, 2014 by John Kim
Earlier today Nike Basketball gave its followers an added bit of Inside Access with an in-depth review of Colorway Inspirations. What it revealed was that moving forward, Nike would launch its most prized signature models with energetic colorways that bridge the gap from shoe to concept, spurning the basic, team-oriented flavors for later on in the timeline for visual arrangements that tell a much richer story. It was also revealed that the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” is just another rendition of the “Chaos”, which was actually inspired by Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker from The Dark Knight.
With just a few weeks away from the official release of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” aka “Chaos”, the Sneaker News team decided to pay tribute to Kobe and the creative folks at Nike by reviewing the timeline of one of the most memorable Nike Kobes ever created – the “Chaos” that first unveiled itself with the Zoom Kobe 4. With Nike giving the Joker-inspired theme a rest over the last two signature models, you may have forgotten about this classic piece, but be prepared as Nike will revisit Chaos this February 8th when the Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece” will officially hit stores.