Nike Celebrates Kobe Bryant’s Sneaker History With ‘Prelude Pack’

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With 5 NBA Championship rings to his name, Kobe Bryant will go down in history as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. The Philadelphia native has come a long way since being drafted and traded by the Charlotte Hornets to Los Angeles for Vlade Divac. After Countless MVP’s, All Star Game selections, and timeless moments, Nike will honor the Black Mamba with the “Predlude Pack”. The pack will include a retro model of every single Nike Zoom Kobe sneaker from 1-8. Through art, the special pack honors the history of Nike’s Kobe Bryant line. Starting 12/7, Nike will release one sneaker each weekend from the pack in order from Kobe 1 to Kobe 8. Each sneaker will retail for $200, and we expect it to be EXTREMELY LIMITED! Check out the entire Prelude Pack Below! My favorite is the Kobe 4.

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Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Prelude Pack

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Nike Zoom Kobe 2 Prelude Pack

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Nike Zoom Kobe 3 Prelude Pack

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Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Prelude Pack

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Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Prelude Pack

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Nike Zoom Kobe 6 Prelude Pack

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Nike Zoom Kobe 7 Prelude Pack

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Nike Zoom Kobe 8 Prelude Pack

 

Air Jordan V Oregon Ducks Edition Surfaces Amongst Oregon Sneaker Scandal

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If you don’t understand how big the athletic sneaker industry is in 2013, you’ve either been living under a rock or only wear Crocs.

Sneakers are fetching extremely high average prices at retail and even more rediculous prices on the secondhand market. If you don’t believe me go to eBay and type in Nike Air Yeezy… In 2013, there is most certainly a divide from the older “sneakerheads” and the younger “hypebeast” crowd.

Over the past few years, one of the most popular series of virtually unattainable sneakers has been the University of Oregon Air Jordan Retro line. Since the university has close ties with Nike, football and basketball players have received several limited edition Air Jordan models as “gifts”.

 

Air Jordan Retro III & IV Oregon Edition

Air Jordan Retro III & IV Oregon Edition

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Air Jordan IV White Oregon Ducks PE

The entire University of Oregon Air Jordan set never released to the public, making them extremely desirable to sneaker collectors. All four pairs of Jordan III & IV sneakers sell on the second-hand market for atleast $1000-$7000+ depending on size and condition.

Last night, images surfaced depicting a new University of Oregon Air Jordan V Retro decked out in green suede. The images created a strong buzz among the sneaker community; shortly after, the University of Oregon came forward with an announcement reguarding several players & former players selling team-issued apparel over the past year.

Basketball players Ben Carter and Dominic Artis will be suspended for several games this season. In addition, the money they earned from selling team apparel must be donated to charity. Its been reported the duo sold basketball shoes, presumably one of the many University of Oregon Air Jordan editions.

Were they wrong? Can you blame them or the current sneaker market? I was a college student a short time ago and if I had the oppurtunity to sell a pair of sneakers for $5,000, well they would be listed on this site! This also adds to the argument as to wether or not college athletes should be paid. We all know student athletes get certain benefits but should having $5,000 sneakers at their disposal be one of them?

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New Release: Shanghai Shen Air Jordan 5 Retro

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Jordan Brand has declared 2013 the year of the Jordan 5 retro. Several popular original colorways have already dropped alongside some new treats like the 3lab5 and the Fresh Prince editions.

Many fans are also excited to see the Laney Jordan 5’s retro for the first time this year. Much like the Black Grape 5’s, JB is set to put a spin on another classic colorway with the Shanghai Shen edition. First dubbed the “Black Laney” edition, the Shanghai Shen Jordan V retro is set to release later this year. Early buzz surrounding the kicks states they may only release in Shanghai. Stay tuned and let us know what you think of these J’s.

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Early Leak: Air Jordan 5 Retro Doernbecher Edition

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After months of speculation and hype, we finally have our first images of the upcomming 2013 Air Jordan 5 Retro “Doernbecher” edition. The DB V’s were designed to celebrate the life of Issac Arzate who passed away on April 20, 2012 at the age of 12.

The sneakers are decked out in black and feature several special inscriptions all over the sneakers and behind the tongue. They also feature Issac’s number 9 on the right side. These sneakers look beautiful and are set to release later in 2013; we’re betting in October. Let us know what you think about the first images of the Air Jordan 5 Retro Doernbecher.

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Nike Air Jordan V 5 Retro “Laney” 2013 Release Date

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Sneakerheads have been craving the return of the Air Jordan V “Laney” since it dropped way back in 2000. The sneaker is an ode to Michael Jordan’s High School team the Laney Buc’s. For the first time ever, the Nike Air Jordan 5 Laney will retro in 2013.

They will release November 2nd and will retail for $160. Let us know if you’ll be picking these up!

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Coming Soon Air Jordan 5 Retro “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” Edition

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Will Smith made the Air Jordan 5 during the 1990’s when he frequently sported the sneakers on the hit TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”. The Fresh Prince himself was often seen in the popular Grape and Fire Red colorways.

This fall, Jordan Brand will celebrate the classic TV show with a pair of Jordan 5’s made up in a “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” Colorway. The sneakers are decked out in black, yellow, pink, green, and purple; a funky choice indeed! Set to release this fall, these are sure to fly off the shelves. Stay with us for any updates on release information.

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