Kobe Bryant had an incredible twenty-year career in the NBA, and throughout that time he changed the face of basketball shoes on multiple occasions. Here are a few facts you may not have known about Bryant’s shoe game:
Before making shoes with Nike, Kobe had a six-year contract with Adidas that was worth around 48 million US dollars.
The Nike Kobe II, created by Adidas, was so out there that Kobe opted out of wearing it for the finals in the year it was released. Later, the Nike Kobe II went on to be known as the ‘Space Boot’.
In 2008, Kobe famously promoted his Nike Hyperdunks by jumping over a speeding Aston Martin.