Seeing this series of Kobe Prelude shoes have me feeling both exited and angry.  Excited to see the models, and loving every intricate design.  Angry because out culture is selling it self out and using bots to purchase the shoes making it impossible to pick up for those that actually want the shoe.  The series so far have been very hard to cop, and I am just bracing myself for what is about to go down as soon as the 4-8s drop.  I hope I can get lucky with some of the upcoming releases!

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Info By Nike

“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 (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. ”