With the Kobe Bryant estate no longer partnered with Nike, the future of the Black Mamba’s footwear is unknown. While no agreement has been reached with former partner adidas, the German brand has plans to reintroduce footwear previously associated with the late legend. The adidas The Kobe, which was renamed the adidas Crazy 1 in 2014, will be one of those relics when news of a return is expected in April.
The shoes were created with the Audi TT Roadster in mind, and upon their initial release, they elicited strong reactions. Some lauded adidas for taking risks, while others derided the company for releasing a shoe that appeared too abstract. Nonetheless, it’s one of the most recognisable basketball shoes in history, and you’ll be able to purchase them once again under the Crazy 1 label (unless adidas pulls off the unexpected and resurrects a nearly two-decade-old partnership).
Take a look at the official images ahead, and check back for updates. Meanwhile, keep an eye out for the latest Yeezy 2022 release dates.
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adidas Crazy 1
Release Date: Apr 1st, 2022 (Friday)
Mens: N/AStyle Code: GY3808