Kobe Bryant Born in Philadelphia, Lived in Italy, and became a superstar in Los Angeles. Kobe was 17 years old when he was drafted to the NBA by the Los Angeles Lakers. He spent the next 20 years of his life in LA. So, it's only right he pays homage to a city that he's called home for majority of his life. Where his legacy was born.
Introducing, Kobe A.D. "City of Compton". This model is a tribute to one of the most iconic cities in California. The A.D. Model is the first Kobe Bryant signature shoe release after he retired; Last game 4.13.16 (Mamba Day).
The clean white base color with a textured pattern print raised off of the upper immediately grabs your attention. The Nike Swoosh is grey with the back heel that looks marble-like. This shoe also features a dedication to the city having the actual City of Compton featured on the insoles. Completed with a multi colored Kobe symbol on the tongue and the back heel tab. This release is said to be made for NBA All-Star DeMar DaRozen, who's hometown is Compton. DeRozen has been know to rock ALL kinds of Kobe Signature shoes during games. So it's only right. Regardless, these are a very dope design.
The expected release is early April, expected April 7th, with the expected retail price of $160 USD. Stay Tuned.