Wanna’ play basketball like Kobe Bryant? Then you’re going to need his shoes!
Bryant is hot “off the heels” of working with Nike designer Eric Avar and they’ve come up with a rather colorful design dubbed the Kobe Prelude VIII. The shoe is said to be a representation of the “road back” that Bryant is having to endure, after a season-ending injury stole his chances for another playoff ring last year.
There’s a newly created Nike mesh that is a first for a basketball shoe – intended for greater breathability and flexibility. There’s even a small mirror on the back of the heel – symbolic of “reflection” in Bryant’s career. Hmm… All that’s missing is an image of Bryant shedding a single tear on the side.
This pair of shoes is sleek, ultra-light, fast – and dare we say, loud? Visualize a male peacock eating a bag of cotton candy – every color is in these shoes.
Here’s a first-look at the new marketing video for the Kobe Prelude VIII. The shoes are said to have a starting price of $180.
What do you think? Do these shoes make you want to run to the store.. or just run?