Back in April, we reported that the Kobe Bryant x Nike partnership was over. Now that this has been officially confirmed, rumour has it that the late basketball player's name will be used to bring back a few of his most iconic adidas sneakers, namely the Kobe 1 (Crazy 1) and EQT Elevation (Crazy 97 EQT).
If you didn't already know, before signing with Nike back in 2003, the Black Mamba was actually with adidas for a whopping seven years. During his NBA rookie season, one of the silhouettes that he wore was the EQT Elevation which has now been renamed to the Crazy 97 EQT. To celebrate NBA All-Star returning to Cleveland next year, this sneaker will make a comeback in its original "Lakers" colourway. Reports also suggest that it will also release in a blue and orange scheme as a nod to the ’97 All-Star Weekend in the Forest City.
The Kobe 1, which has now been renamed to the Crazy 1, was Bryant's first signature shoe with the Three Stripes. Originally launched twenty years ago in 2001, the "Stormtrooper" and "Sunshine" colourways will also be re-releasing.
Pretty much nothing else is known about the Kobe Bryant x adidas collab comeback, but all we know for now is that it'll be dropping sometime early next year. Let us know what you think of this news, and while you're here, make sure you read our article on the three moments in history that changed the sneaker game!