The Nike Kobe 8 System “Prelude” showcases an abstract swirling design inspired by contemporary art on its Engineered Mesh upper. Inspired by contemporary art, the Kobe 8 System “Prelude” features a vibrant swirling design on its Engineered Mesh upper. The chrome finish on the heel counter is designed to symbolize Kobe Bryant’s period of reflection after suffering various injuries during the 2012-2013 season, while Volt on the Swoosh brings added color to the look. The Kobe Prelude Pack celebrates the stories behind some of Kobe’s most defining moments. The unique design is finished with a vibrant pop of Volt on the Swoosh, as well as gradient shades of red and purple on the outsole.