adidas Top Ten 2000 – Black – White – Red
While the Crazy 8 is the ‘Feet You Wear’-equipped Three Stripes model most people remember as Kobe Bryant’s early adidas signature, but that one was actually the young Mamba’s sophomore season shoe. So while the KB8 Crazy 8 deserves recognition for being Kobe’s first NBA All-Star sneaker, he won the previous year’s Slam Dunk Contest wearing that design’s immediate predecessor. Itself a continuation of a 1980s-born lineage, the adidas Top Ten 2000 returns with a colorway you would expect from the turn of that decade into the ’90s. These have an undeniable ‘Infrared’ look about them (more Air Jordan VI than Air Max 90) but still firmly assert their adi-dentity thanks to one of the more distinct designs on record. Check them out up close after the jump and hit up select retailers like Extra Butter to get yours today.