With word of the Nike Kobe IIs return in 2014 now in heavy circulation, it looks like that was just the tip of the Kobe Bryant retro iceberg. In what Nike is calling the “Prelude” pack, all of you sneakerheads will also see the return of the Kobe I, III, IV, V, VI and VII in January as well. 

That's right, January 2014 will indeed be held hostage by what is gearing up to be an epic retro run from the Black Mamba's signature line. Yes, we know that Nike is set to unveil the Nike Kobe IX on December 4, but we think it's safe to assume that this forthcoming barrage of retro gems will surely be a lot more impressive. While we continue to wait for Kobe to make his season debut with the Lakers, his presence will surely be felt in the retail world. The Black Mamba strikes again.

Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Prelude
Black-Multi-Color-Wolf Grey

Nike Zoom Kobe 2 Prelude
Wolf Grey/White-Cool Grey- Pure Platinum

Nike Zoom Kobe 3 Prelude
Black/Multi-color-Imperial Purple-Kumquat

Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Prelude
Court Purple/Metallic Gold-Purple Venom

Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Prelude
University Gold/Metallic Gold-Gamma Blue

Nike Zoom Kobe 6 Prelude
Cannon/Volt-Purple Venom-Turf Orange

Nike Zoom Kobe 7 Prelude
Cool Grey/Metallic Gold-Black

[via Kenlu]