Being King is the theme and who can argue when the artistry, imagination and design on these hand-painted Kobe’s catapults them just like their namesake, to an almost Royal status. Designed to stand out with an air of confidence and wicked assuredness, these bold, get-you-noticed art-pieces are as uniquely individual as the NBA King they were named after…
From the words of news.Nike.com “The collection celebrates his career accomplishments linked with art movements. This infusion of performance design mixed with art paints a small picture for what’s to come for the KOBE…Bryant’s first Nike signature shoe honors Kobe’s 81 point performance mixed with an art motif inspired by surrealism. A black mamba inspired upper features a snakeskin look with art on the collar and Swoosh revealing the inside of a snake. A special badge is featured on the sockliner with “81,” paying homage to the Black Mamba’s highest point total in a single game. ”
We honour his contribution to the culture and his impact that continues to motivate us here at SW3, and hope that these treasures are up to par with a mamba mentality vibe.
“Mamba Out, but not forgotten!” LBJ