Now that Nike and Kobe Bryant’s estate have come to terms on continuing to release the Black Mamba’s signature shoes we are just days away from the first drop. The renewed partnership means the world won't have to resort to paying huge resale prices for Kobe’s shoes. Nike has already announced a plan to release the Kobe Bryant Zoom Air Huarache that was previously only available for Bryant himself, and a SNKRS Pass for the Kobe 4 Proto Mambacita is underway as this article is being written.
The Nike Kobe 4 Proto Mambacita is a black-and-white production of one of the most popular Kobe models to ever release. Alongside the sneakers is a two-pack of Gigi Bryant jerseys dressed with her signature number 2. The jerseys are branded with the Mamba & Mambacita Foundation logo, and will be available in home and away colors.
Both the shoes and the Mambacita collection will be available via the SNKRS App on May 1. The shoes will cost $180 and the jersey will be $120. There's also a chance that we see the collection for sale on the Mamba & Mambacita Foundation website as all proceeds from the release will benefit the foundation dedicated to helping underserved young athletes.
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