Can you believe it’s been 25 years since Kobe Bryant won his first and only NBA Dunk Contest? The high-school star, who suddenly became the future of the Los Angeles Lakers franchise, had plenty of buzz about him leading into his Dunk Contest showcase, and the he certainly lived up to the hype as he took home the trophy thanks to his acrobatic slams. Now, adidas is planning on re-releasing the EQT Elevation (which was later renamed to the Crazy 97) in honor of this quarter-century remembrance.
If you’re familiar with this model, then it really needs no re-introduction. If you’re new to it, well, Kobe Bryant was first signed with adidas before he switched to Nike in 2003. But with the Black Mamba estate’s contract with the Swoosh now ended, a reunion with the German brand can’t be ruled out.
If you’re excited about this re-release, or your 2013 pair is all worn out, these are likely dropping in February 2022.
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adidas Crazy 97 EQT
Release Date: Dec 14th, 2022 (Wednesday)
Mens: $130 Style Code: GY4520
North AmericaDec 14th, 2022 (Wednesday)
EuropeJul 22nd, 2022 (Friday)