January 24, 2012 BY John Kim / 8
adidas Basketball has been re-releasing some of Kobe Bryant’s earlier gems, most notably the adidas Crazy 8 from his ’98 All-Star Game bout with Michael Jordan. Remember, Kobe Bryant was tapped by adidas before he even played his first game, signing a multi-year endorsement deal with the three-stripes brand that would later spawn one of the most uniquely designed saga of sneakers known as The KOBE. The adidas Top Ten 2000 was on Kobe’s feet before the debut of any adidas shoe named ‘Kobe’, most notably on that sick ’96 Draft Class group photo that included fellow ’96ers like Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, and more. You can cop the Dark Indigo colorway of the adidas Top Ten 2000 right now at select adidas retailers like Packer Shoes, so check out the extra shots below and we’ll keep you informed of any more upcoming adidas re-issues!