words // Zac Dubasik
The road to the Kobe 9 Elite is being honored through this special pack, which, through art, honors the history of Kobe's Nike line, and his many accomplishments while wearing it.
In the following pages, take a closer look at each shoe in the pack, the events that occured in it, and the artwork that it incorporates.
Kobe's legendary 81-point game serves as inspiration for the Kobe Prelude I.
The Kobe Prelude II was inspired by Kobe's four 50+ scoring games.
"THE RENNAISSANCE: A REFINED JUMP SHOT CARVED OUT A NEW PLACE IN HISTORY FOR KOBE AND IS REVIVED IN A CLASSICAL MARBLE TREATMENT."
A lost Championship to the Boston Celtics serves inspiration behind the Kobe Prelude III.
The Kobe Prelude IV commemorates Kobe's fourth Championship season.
Kobe's fifth title, won against rival Boston Celtics is commemorated with this Kobe Prelude V.
Kobe Bryant claimed All-Star MVP on his home court, while wearing his sixth signature shoe, as commemorated here by the Kobe Prelude VI.
The Kobe Prelude VII helps pay tribute to his Gold Medal, won at the London Games.
Kobe's injury-shortened season wearing his eighth Nike signature shoe inspires the Kobe Prelude VIII.