As far as we know, the connection between Kobe Bryant and Nike is non-existent as his wife Vanessa Bryant has stated on numerous occasions given that they were unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension. And since Mamba products manufactured by Nike are unlikely to be released in the foreseeable future, word on the street is that
The adidas EQT Elevation – now called the Crazy 97 EQT – was one of the first models Kobe rocked during his rookie year in 1996. The OG episode “Lakers” – the very colorway that ‘he laced up for the 1997 NBA Dunk Contest – will return to the shelves with a blue and orange makeup that honors the 1997 NBA All-Star weekend.
Along with these pairs there will be the return of the adidas Kobe 1 – the first signing of the Lakers star who fell in 2001. On the deck is the original “Sunshine” variation which is colored with a bold yellow upper. and black soles to nod his LA head. team, as well as the white and black ‘Stormtrooper’ offering which is designed with white rods and black tread.
adidas has yet to confirm this launch, but early reports indicate kicks could see an official drop in spring 2022.
In case you missed it, adidas and Jeremy Scott recently unveiled an Adidas adilette Slide adorned with a teddy bear.