Adidas Releasing Kobe Bryant’s First Signature Shoe

Adidas Releasing Kobe Bryant’s First Signature Shoe

adidas has plans to release a version of Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant’s first signature shoe known as the KB8.

According to Lakers Nation, the sneaker company that produced Bryant’s first signature shoe will be releasing an updated version of the KB8 also known as the adidas Crazy 8.

Although Bryant’s sneakers are more synonymous with Nike, the Lakers player originally inked a six-year deal with adidas when he first entered the NBA in 1996 for his rookie season. The KB8 (Which stood for Kobe Bryant’s initials and his uniform number, 8) debuted in 1997.

The updated version will have several changes but will keep the aesthetics of the original. The last version of Crazy 8 was reportedly released in the mid-2010s. With the original black and white colors expected to be released, there are expected additional colorways to be introduced. There has already been a release of the shoes in Asia and an expected release date for the States is allegedly slated for September. The expected retail price will be between $105 to $400.

This news comes on the heels of the German company, according to TIME, bringing in 400 million euros ($437 million) from the most recent release of the Yeezy sneakers that adidas had in stock. The company severed ties to Yeezy designer, Ye, formerly known as Kanye West after he made antisemitic remarks last year during a “Drink Champs” podcast episode.

“We will continue to carefully sell off more of the existing Yeezy inventory,” said CEO Bjørn Gulden. “This is much better than destroying and writing off the inventory and allows us to make substantial donations to organizations like the Anti-Defamation League, the Philonise & Keeta Floyd Institute for Social Change and Robert Kraft’s Foundation to Combat Antisemitism.”

adidas just released the next batch of Yeezys on Wednesday.

Adidas Releasing Kobe Bryant’s First Signature Shoe

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