Does Nike still sell Kobes?

Kobe Bryant’s signature shoes will again be produced by Nike, his widow, Vanessa, announced on Instagram Thursday afternoon. Bryant’s Nike shoes are some of the most popular in the NBA, but last spring, his contract with the shoemaker expired. Thursday, in a post, Vanessa Bryant said the shoes would be back.

When did the Kobe 9 Elite come out?

January 10th, 2015
The What The Kobe 9 Elite will arrive at retailers on January 10th, 2015.

Why did Nike stop selling Kobe shoes?

Kobe Bryant’s signature sneaker line with Nike is coming to an end after his estate decided to cut ties with the company after contract negotiations for an extension fell through.

Why did Vanessa Bryant cancel Nike?

Vanessa Bryant severed the relationship with Nike last April, saying in part that she “was hoping to forge a lifelong partnership with Nike that reflects my husband’s legacy.” ESPN reported that she had been frustrated over a lack of products after her husband’s death, including shoes in children’s sizes.

Will Nike make Kobes again?

After a prolonged period of seeming tension, the shoe giant and the late NBA star’s family have come to a new agreement that will bring Kobes back to market.

Can you still buy Kobes?

Nike x Kobe is back! “We’re excited to announce our partnership with Nike is going to continue! I am so proud that my husband’s shoes are still the most worn by players on NBA courts and that the demand for his shoes remain so desired by his fans around the world.

What year did Kobe 10 come out?

2015
The Nike Kobe 10 is Kobe Bryant’s tenth signature shoe with Nike. The first model debuted on February 7th, 2015 ($180).

Will there be Kobe shoes again?

Will Kobe Bryant shoes go up in value?

“Kobes will remain an asset and increase in value over time, especially as Nike’s official partnership with the Kobe brand comes to an end, and as overall awareness of his brand and legacy continues to grow,” Wang says. Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch.” Image via Nike.

Is Vanessa suing Nike?

Vanessa Bryant ended the Nike deal because she was dissatisfied with the brand’s marketing strategy and their unwillingness to offer a lifetime deal (via ESPN). Bryant stated that she wanted all Kobe fans to have access to the sneakers, per Complex.

Who wears Kobe shoes?

During the NBA’s bubble return in 2020, 67% of the athletes playing were wearing Kobe sneakers, per Andscape’s Aaron Dodson. A number of star NBA players including DeMar DeRozan, Devin Booker, and so many more still wear Bryant’s shoes today despite Nike not being in business with the family.

Why did Kobe leave Adidas?

After the Kobe 2’s came out in 2000, it bombed in sales and Bryant wanted out of his contract. Bryant reportedly paid eight million dollars himself to get out of his Adidas Contract after the summer of 2002. The buyout had a condition that he could not sign with another brand until 2003.