It's been just over a year since the tragic death of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and the seven others involved in the helicopter crash. Two years ago, however, a California-based shoe company, Undefeated, conjoined with Nike to create a special Kobe 4 Proto Collection.
In a surprising announcement, Undefeated has restocked the popular shoe originally released in 2019, per Foot Wear News.
“Undefeated shared on Instagram that its five-shoe Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Protro collection from 2019 is restocking today at 8:24 a.m. PT with the time referencing Bryant’s legendary 8 and 24 jersey numbers.”
They're releasing the shoes in a variety of colors. Black is the most popular colorway, but they're also releasing the shoes in teal, orange, dark green, and of course Los Angeles Lakers colors purple and gold.
The Foot Wear News goes on to provide some more detail of what each pair features.
“Each pair boasts a premium patent leather upper with both Bryant and Undefeated's signature logos stamped on the tongue. Completing the design is the Zoom Air-cushioned midsole and the numbers 8 and 24 stamped on the heel.”
Kobe Bryant may be gone, but his presence lives forever through his family, the Lakers, and his Nike shoe line. Vanessa Bryant shared a message to his fans via Instagram.
“Dear Kobe fans, Thank you for carrying my husband's Mamba Mentality forward and supporting the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation to continue Kobe and Gianna’s legacies. Your support means the world to me and to my family. @mambamabacitasports With Love, Vanessa Bryant.”
The shoes can only be found exclusively on Undefeated‘s website, with each pair costing $180.