Love him or hate him — Kobe Bryant is good at what he does (understatement). And to match his excellent game, his sponsors have always provided him with the best, most notably when he was with adidas earlier in his career, as the brand with the Three Stripes gave Kobe the Crazy 8. The Crazy 8 still has a cult following to this day and has been regarded as one of the best signature models with its classic, chunky, late '90's styling. The shoe is set to make a comeback in the classic 1998 All-Star game colorway, the very same rendition KB went toe-to-toe with Michael in. The predominantly black upper features purple and gold Laker accenting throughout the shoe and, of course, the signature "8" is present on the instep. The heralded Kobe Crazy 8 variation will hit online retailer Eastbay in November and will run you about $100. Oh to be young and athletic.
[via Sole Collector]