Is a Retro of Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Sneakers On the Way?

A pair pops up on the SNKRS app.

Nike Kobe 1 81 Points PE (2)


Nike Kobe 1 81 Points PE (2)

by Brandon Richard

On the 10th Anniversary of Kobe Bryant's historic 81-point game, the SNKRS app takes a look back at the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 PE worn by Bryant on that day.

Some have suggested that the "All-Star" details hint at an All-Star Weekend re-release this year, but the same details were featured on the original shoe, as seen below.


Nike Zoom Kobe 1 81-Points Original PE

That isn't to say that the "81 Points" Kobe 1 won't be retroed, just that these particular details shouldn't used as reasoning to assume a release is imminent. Yellowing on the heel and laces on the pair pictured here indicates that it's from the original bunch made for Bryant.

It's safe to assume Kobe retros won't be too far down the line. In fact, his "All-Star" Zoom Huarache 2K4 just hit retail. Expect more news on that front as Bryant's career continues to wind down.


Nike Kobe 1 81 Points PE (4)


Nike Kobe 1 81 Points PE (5)


Nike Kobe 1 81 Points PE (1)