With the birthday of the late Kobe Bryant soon approaching, lots of fans have given attention to Vanessa Bryant and the remaining daughters that Bryant was a father to. As almost all of us should undoubtedly know and sadly be able to recall, Kobe and his daughter Gigi were killed in a tragic helicopter accident along with several others.
It has now been more than 3 years since the tragedy occurred. The NBA community greatly mourned the loss of one of their most beloved members and his young daughter. In the aftermath, Vanessa agreed to sign a deal with Nike to ensure that the production of their Kobe Bryant signature shoe line continues.
Some fans might already know that Bryant was born on 23 August 1978. In order to honor and remember him, Nike plans to release a special signature shoe with Vanessa’s efforts at the forefront. Let us take a closer look and find out more.
Vannesa Bryant looks to honor Kobe Bryant with the Nike Kobe 8 Protro “Halo”
Even though Kobe is no longer with us. He leaves behind his incredible legacy and fanbase thanks to his basketball career. Plenty of children, or even adults for that matter, have grown accustomed to shouting “Kobe” before taking a difficult and potentially contested shot. Bryant’s work ethic and dedication to the game of basketball made him well-known as a global figure.
Fans were most certainly devastated to lose him in the helicopter accident. Now, there is nothing we can do except honor and remember Kobe. In order to help us do that, in a manner of speaking, Vanessa Bryant collaborated with Nike to initiate the production and now the release of the Nike Kobe 8 Protro “Halo.”
The legacy continues.
The Kobe Protro 8 ‘Halo’ marks the continuation of a storied legacy, pairing a triple white colorway with the iconic Kobe 8 silhouette, embodying the timelessness of an icon never forgotten.
Arriving globally August 23 in SNKRS. Download the App to get… pic.twitter.com/Lr0WS4DlKM
— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) August 10, 2023
There are also multiple reports that she played a significant role in the design of the shoe itself. So far, the majority of reviews from fans seem to be positive, and looking forward to the release of this model. However, there are some who worry that the shoe could get dirty easily since it is white in color.
The Kobe 8 Portro “Halo” is also going to cost $180. That makes it significantly more expensive than other shoes in the market.
Nonetheless, we are quite sure that many fans of the Black Mamba will take this opportunity to reminisce about his passing or celebrate his life. The ones who can afford to will likely purchase the latest model on his birthday. We hope that Kobe, Gigi, and all the others who lost their lives that day rest in peace.