Happy birthday to the Los Angeles Laker GOAT, Kobe Bryant. In honor of him turning 41 today, we take a look back at 10 of our favorite models and colorways of his iconic signature sneakers.
Honorable Mention: UNDEFEATED x Nike Kobe 4 Protro Pack
UNDEFEATED is teaming up with Kobe again to celebrate his birthday with 4 new colorways of the Nike Kobe 4 Protro. The 4 colorways signifies 4 players Kobe has mentored with his "mamba mentality." Those players being DeMar DeRozen (teal), Giannis Antetokoumpo (green), Kyle Kuzma (purple), and Devin Booker (orange).
10. Nike Kobe 4 "Gold Medal"
Nike dropped the 4th color way of the Kobe 4 as an ode to Kobe and the US Olympic Men's Basketball Team gold medal run in 2008.
9. Nike Kobe 8 "What The Kobe"
In 2013, Nike released the "What the Kobe" 8 featuring 30 different colorways from previous Kobe 8s.
8. Nike Kobe 8 "Mambacurial"
Inspired by Kobe's love for soccer, Nike created this Kobe 8 to look like a soccer boot, the Nike Mercurial Vapor 9 to be exact.
7. Nike Kobe 7 "All Star - Galaxy "
For the 2012 NBA All Star Game in Orlando, Nike went with a galaxy theme for their "All Star" pack featuring the KD4, Lebron 9, Foamposite 1, and of course the Kobe 7.