taking a look at the early history last week, Nike SNKRS is back this week with part 2 of their outdoor basketball sneaker retrospective. After leaving off in 1996 with the Air Shake, Rattle, and Roll in part 1, we now see the next wave of durable, asphalt-ready hoops shoes continue in 1997 with the Air Bakin’ and Air B-Que. The two models with playful names and bold designs began the brand’s next chapter of outdoor basketball sneakers with attention to breathability while still remaining durable.With the Nike Kobe “Fade To Black” Pack releasing soon, we begin to reminisce about all the great sneaker moments of Kobe’s career. Few stand out like the Nike Zoom Kobe IV, a sneaker that began the mainstream low-top hoops shoe revolution and provided wheels for The Black Mamba to win his fourth NBA Championship. That combination of design innovation and Kobe’s success on the court may deem the Zoom Kobe IV the most significant Kobe sneaker ever created. For the Kobe FTB Pack, Nike opts for a tonal “Dust” Grey and currently the shoes are set for a March 19th release. We’ll bring you official once Nike makes the official announcement.Nike Air Jordan 2017
end up at the halfway mark for the Nike Kobe Prelude Pack pack with the release of this Kobe 4. The model in general is an important one of the Nike Kobe saga, as it was the first sig model from that group that he wore on his way to an NBA Championship. Take another look at the celebratory sneakers referencing that moment after the break and remember that if you’re worried about your luck for tomorrow’s drop you could always see what’s already up for grabs on eBay.The Nike Kobe Prelude Pack will begin releasing this Saturday, December 7th, with each model releasing every Saturday in order. Each piece is inspired by specific moments of the sneaker’s original release, with artistic patterns and graphics adorning the shoe. Continue for a detailed look and individual release info for the Kobe Prelude Pack and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more updates on the Kobe Prelude Pack and the Kobe 9.The Nike Zoom Kobe IV Prelude release date is December 28th, 2013. The sneakers were first officially unveiled at yesterday’s Kobe 9 media event, one that featured not only the “Prelude Pack” of Kobe retros but also that brand new silhouette for the Lakers star.Jordan Shoes 2017
into the lineup references his first NBA Finals MVP back in 2009 that took him to dizzying heights following the “Misery” of the year prior. See the shoes, including Kobe’s take on them, after the break and let us know if you like what you see.Do you Kobe sneaker fans think you’ve seen everything? Think again. Today we get a look at a very rare edition of the Nike Zoom Kobe IV in a Livestrong PE, the likes of which most of us on the internet have never gotten a glimpse of before. In Kobe’s size 14, these were apparently made for the Mamba himself, but never worn on court. We’ve seen Livestrong PE’s of the Kobe IV before, but always in yellow, never in this white and silver colorway seen here. Enjoy a look at the extremely rare Kobe IV’s, and if you’re the ultimate Kobe fan, you can pick these up now from Index PDX.The Air Bakin’, worn in the NBA by Tim Hardaway, featured a fiery design with cut-out mesh panels for ample ventilation for the hottest summer hoops sessions. The unforgettable design has gone on to become one of the most famous of Nike’s basketball sneaker offerings from 1997, with multiple retro returns throughout the years.