Nike Unveils The Kobe Prelude VIII

By Jay Casteel  |  01/21/2014

Nike Kobe Prelude VIII

The latest from Nike's Kobe Prelude Pack is the Kobe Prelude VIII.

Based on the Kobe 8 System, the special edition sports a mirror finish on the heel that brings to life "Reflection," inspired by Bryant's previous season, in which he spent a lot of time reflecting on where he is, where he has been, and where he can take himself.

Designed by Eric Avar with instructions from the NBA star for a shoe that acted as an extension of his foot, he created an ultra-lightweight fit that is 90 percent mesh for 360 degrees of breathability and tightly woven for strength and flexibility.

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 VIII will be available on Saturday (Jan. 25)... and is the latest in the pack.