The Road to the Masterpiece is almost complete. The Kobe Prelude Pack celebrates the stories behind some of Kobe’s most defining moments. Eight revolutionary art movements have been paired with eight milestones in Kobe’s career to recreate each of Kobe’s signature shoes. The final chapter of the Prelude Pack, the Kobe Prelude VIII drops this Saturday. Check out the inspiration behind the shoe below and peep the release details to see how you can cop a pair this weekend.

Via HouseofHoops.com:
A torn Achilles would not become Kobe’s Achilles heel. His time to sit became a time to reflect on both his past and on the challenges yet to come. Bringing a contemporary style and a reflective touch together, the Kobe Prelude 8 shows a beast staring at its own image on an engineered mesh upper that helped engineer the lowest and lightest signature shoe to date

In partnership with mall management, SELECT House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores will implement a sweepstakes ticket procedure* in order to purchase the Nike Kobe Prelude VIII (on sale 1/25/13 for $ 200). The sweepstakes tickets will be given out Wednesday, January 22nd and Thursday, January 23rd. If your ticket number is selected, you will be notified by phone on Friday, January 24th. These procedures are for SELECT STORES only. To find out which store near you will carry the shoe and if that store will implement the sweepstakes ticket procedure, please visit the Foot Locker Launch Locator. Grade school kids sizes will also be available at select Foot Locker and Kids Foot Locker stores. This release will NOT be available on Footlocker.com.

*Our customers are our priority and we encourage everyone to follow the procedure outlined above in an orderly and safe manner. We thank you in advance.