is nearly upon us, which means that the first big crop of sneakers is going to hit this Saturday. Sure, there have been a few trickling onto retail shelves over the past couple of days, but we’re all aware that Saturday is always the biggest day in a sneakerhead’s week. Tomorrow offers up another Kobe Prelude Pack pair, two new Melos from Jordan Brand, Extra Butter’s latest Asics collab, and more. Take a look at each of them with us after the break and then tell us in the comments which of these sneakers releasing on 1/4/14 you’ll be purchasing.Today we continue our exploration of the Nike Kobe Black Mamba Pack with the Hyperdunk ’08, the Zoom Kobe IV, and the Zoom Kobe V. These three sneakers mark Kobe Bryant’s most successful run as a Nike athlete, when he put on one of the most clutch performances in basketball history at the Gold Medal game at the Beijing Olympics and went on to win back-to-back NBA Championships.We haven’t seen Kobe dominate a game in over a year, and as he nears the end of his career you can imagine each sneaker in his Nike signature line to become more and more coveted. The Nike Zoom Kobe 5 stands out as a classic as the 2009 sneaker was accompanied by another championship for the Black Mamba.Nike Air Jordan 2017
also marks the start of the Flywire era for Nike as a whole; the Hyperdunk ’08 placed the innovation front and center with the lightweight transparent upper, and it later paved the way for the Zoom Kobe IV – widely considered to be among the best Nike Kobe signature shoes ever.In addition to today’s reveal of the Kobe 9, Nike Basketball is also pulling the curtain off the Nike Kobe “Prelude Pack“. We already showed you a full group shot of the shoes, but this time around we get a little bit of info straight from the mouth of Kobe Byrant. In the quick clip Kobe mentions pairs like the “81 Points” version and the “Misery” that apparently alludes to the Lakers’ loss to the Celtics in the NBA finals. There you have it, the whole set of Nike Kobe “Prelude” retros. As mentioned before, the sneakers are each wrapped up in specific moments from Kobe Bryant’s career. What’s more, they each sport a pretty crazy colorway. After the break there are photos showing off the details from each of the shoes, so check those out and pray with us that the distribution on this exciting Nike Kobe “Prelude” retro set isn’t too terribly limited.Jordan Shoes 2017
is no such thing as a performance basketball shoe that truly stands the test of time. A sneaker can hang on because they are easy on the eyes and great for casual wear, and fans of a particular model will swear by how they feel years later, but as an on-court performer, their shelf life lasts as long as their technology and design can withstand change. Some stave off obsolescence longer than others, but eventually time catches up to them. Mids becomes lows, bulky becomes sleek, leather becomes yarn, Air becomes Lunar.In 2008, the idea of NIKEiD offering current signature basketball shoes for customization seemed like a wacky idea. Up to that point, we had seen legacy models, Huarache 2K4s and runners offered on the site, but the idea of Nike giving us the ability to mess around with a signature model seemed unfathomable at the time. In 2008, the idea of NIKEiD offering current signature basketball shoes for customization seemed like a wacky idea. Up to that point, we had seen legacy models, Huarache 2K4s and runners offered on the site, but the idea of Nike giving us the ability to mess around with a signature model seemed unfathomable at the time.