“Sunshine” Adidas Crazy 1 returning 22 October

To many of us of a certain age this silhouette will always be known as “THE KOBE”, its original name, but due to legal and contractural reasons, they are officially called the Crazy 1. Worn in the 2001 NBA All-Star Game by the late, great Kobe Bryant, The ”Sunshine” is one of the more popular colorways of this sneaker. It sports a team yellow molded upper with black showing up on the inner , top half of the tongue, lower portion of the front bumper and rear spolier. Underneath resides…

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“Regal Purple” Adidas Crazy 1 on the way

Though it is now called by a different name, the adidas Crazy 1 will always be known by its orginal name, The Kobe. This iteration of one of the late, great Kobe Bryant’s signature shoe with Adidas sports a regal purple upper accented with pewter at the toe cap and tongue branding, along with black at the inner and rear heel. Underneath resides a pewter midsole and a black rubber outsole. The debut of the ”Regal Purple” Adidas Crazy 1 is immninently anticipated at adidas.com and select retail venues. They…

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“Prelude” Nike Zoom Kobe VI could be on the way

The ”Prelude” Kobe VI was part of an eight shoe lineup , that was very hard to get ( an unfortunate indicator of the direction Nike would foolishly take the line in), in the build up to the launch of the Kobe 9, an amazing shoe, both on an off the court. The snakeskin-textured upper of the ”Prelude” VI sports a graffiti design that is inspired by Kobe’s Venice neighborhood. Volt Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides ; the same is also presnt on the Kobe logo on the…

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DeMar DeRozan inks four-year deal with Nike

Chicago Bulls star forward DeMar DeRozan has been the flag bearer for the past several season, particularly in this dimmer, Kobe-less world that we unfortunately find ourselves in. Officially speaking, that will remain so for at least four more years. According to reporting from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, DeRozan signed a four year deal that will keep him the face of the Kobe line. With DeRozan back in the fold for another four years, perhaps this will spur Nike to release some of his PEs and do…

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“Mambacita” Nike Kobe VI Protro coming May 1 on SNKRS Early Access

I had a suspicion that somehow Nike would louse up the ”Mambacita” Kobe VI Protro release. I thought they would likely get “Doernbechered” , meaning a shoe meant to benefit a good cause would largely be absorbed by resellers, the price inflated to an astronomical level, not only tarnishing the purpose of the release but effectively locking out many of the true enthusiasts of that shoe. It seems that by the decision to release the ”Mambacita” via Exclusive Access on the SNKRS app, a platform already synonymous with leaving sneakerheads…

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Vanessa Bryant does not want the “MAMBACITA” to release

As the relationship between the Bryant family/estate and Nike continues to swirl around the drain , there could be a new point of contention between the two parties. When images of the “Mambacita” Kobe VI Protro emerged a few weeks ago, it was reported that they could be the finale in terms of Nike Kobe shoes. Apparently no one told Vanessa Bryant this. The widow of the late, great Kobe Bryant released a statement in which she elucidated the fact that the “Mambacita” Kobe VI was a tribute shoe that…

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“All-Star” Nike Kobe VI Protro release date postponed

Are you still a bit unhappy for striking out on the recently re-released “Grinch” Kobe VI? We’re you hoping to get back on that horse with the upcoming “All-Star” colourway? Well you will have to wait a little longer to curse your lack of sneaker luck, because the “All-Star” colourway, has had it release date postponed. Originally scheduled to release February 20, according to brandon1an, the “All-Star” Kobe VI Protro will now make its retail return March 6 in Europe, followed by a domestic release March 8. They will carry…

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“All-Star” Nike Kobe VI Protro: Official Images

The next shoe many of us will take an L on the SNKRS app, or as it is more commonly known as, the “All-Star” Nike Kobe VI Protro will return to retail next month. It does its best to stay true to its 2011 progenitor in that is will sport a red and black snakeskin inspired upper. White Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides along with black wrapping the heel as well as showing up on the tongue. Atop the aforementioned upper is a black and white midsole and…

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“Grinch” Nike Kobe VI Protro: Official Images

Ten years after its original release the “Grinch” Kobe VI is making its return in Protro form ( and I, for one, cannot wait). It start pretty true to its original aesthetic , sporting an apple green and volt upper adorned with black Swooshes on the medial and lateral sides and crimson showing up on the tongue logo, and heel Kobe signature. Below this upper sits a green and volt midsole and a green translucent outsole. The “Grinch” Kobe VI Protro is set to re-release December 24 and it will…

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DeMar DeRozan on the impact of Kobe Bryant’s sneakers

Check out this article from NEWS4SA in San Antonio that speaks with DeMar DeRozan as he shares his thoughts on the of Kobe Bryant’s signature line. SAN ANTONIO — The “5-rings” Kobe shoes are back. These shoes, first worn by Kobe Bryant on the opening night of the 2010-2011 season, were on full display during this year’s NBA championship games. This time it was Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis who wore them for Games 3 and 4 of the 2020 Finals as a way to commemorate the late Bryant. A group…

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