No More Kobe Bryant + Nike Partnership. What Caused The End Of An 18 Year Partnership? What’s Next For Kobe’s Shoes?

Kobe Bryant’s shoe deal with Nike is over. The same day that the Grinch Kobe 6 re-released on the 5th year anniversary of Kobe’s last game, his contract with Nike expired. Vanessa Bryant has been fighting to have more shoes produced for the fans, as well as negotiating a lifetime deal similar to what LeBron James and Michael Jordan have in place. Nike wasn’t having it. The two sides could not come to an agreement and now the future of Kobe’s footwear is uncertain. Find out who owns the logos, shoe designs, and the details around the future of Kobe’s shoes.

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Kobe’s Best Signature Sneakers:


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Rockin’ – Concepts x adidas ZX 9000 –

Coppin’ – Under Armour Curry 8 –


Rockin’ – Nike Air Max 1 –

Coppin’ – New Balance 550 Multicolor –

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