Everything that Kobe Bryant did on the court—the five rings, the 33,643 points, the dunks, the game-winners—he did with an important pair of sneakers on his feet. He started with adidas, mixed in a handful of other brands and he ended with Nike, making his sneaker legacy just as noteworthy as his basketball legacy.
With that in mind, we decided to show just how meaningful Kobe’s relationship to his footwear really was. These pages cover all of that history, in great detail and with great respect for one of the greatest to ever do it.
SLAM Presents KOBE: The Kicks Issue is out now.
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