News of the upcoming release of the Nike Kobe 6 ‘Prelude’
Nike and Kobe Bryant started releasing older models from the Nike Kobe line in 2018. But on one condition: retro basketball shoes must include performance upgrades. Thus, the Protro series was born in the wake of Bryant’s historic 20-year career. However, the Protro series wasn’t the first time the two partners did retro releases.
Bryant tore his left Achilles tendon in April 2013. In some of his first games during the 2013–14 season, Bryant wore older styles from his signature line. The retrospective release was known as the “Prelude” collection and was designed to tell stories through artistic colorways. It was all supposed to culminate in an epic release of the Nike Kobe 9.
Unfortunately, Bryant only played six games in the 2013-14 season after suffering a lateral tibial plateau fracture in his left knee. As a result, fans wouldn’t see much of the Los Angeles Lakers legend in the Prelude Series or the Kobe 9.
Nike Kobe 6 Protro ‘Prelude’
After almost a decade, fans could get a combination of the Prelude and Protro series. According House of Heat, the Nike Kobe 6 Protro ‘Prelude’ is coming back soon. The OG Prelude sneaker was known as the “All-Star MVP” colorway and was released on January 11, 2014.
The multicolored shoe was selling for $200 but now has an average resale price of $1,333, according to StockX. As of now, there is no official release date, price, or images released by Nike.
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Nevertheless, this is great news for fans. Since Bryant’s tragic passing, insult has been added to hurt by the challenges of purchasing his legendary basketball shoes. This gives hoopers and sneakerheads another opportunity to pick up a rare pair of basketball shoes.
We’ll keep you posted on this important release as we learn more. Keep it locked in FanNation Kicks for breaking news, highlights and interviews.
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