Prior to joining forces with the Swoosh to create one of the most successful basketball sneaker lines of all time, Kobe used to sport 3 stripes representing team Adidas straight out of high school signing a 6 year endorsement deal as he entered the league.
During his time with the German Sportswear brand, his most notable shoe was the Adidas KB8 II, now known as the Adidas Crazy 2 or 98. This silhouette debuted drawing inspiration from the brand’s Feet Your Wear series as well as featuring their very own adiPRENE heel cushion support system.
In 2018 Nike set the tone for retros with Kobe’s Protro series, Following, Adidas took upon themselves to revisit the past and upgrade the Crazy 2 with modern technology by combining the uppers of the 1998 KB8 II with the iconic ‘Boost You Wear’ sole creating a refuelled basketball sneaker that’s ready to challenge its competitors.
Shop the Adidas 98 x Crazy BYW from the Never Made collection via the links below with up to 60% off at the following retailers.
UPDATE (20.09.19): For a limited time at END an additional 20% discount will be automatically applied at checkout, with prices starting from as low as £47
60% off the Adidas 98 x Crazy BYW Cloud White at;
50% off the Adidas 98 x Crazy BYW Utility Black at;
45% off the Adidas 98 x Crazy BYW “Core Black” at;