The adidas Kobe Two, designed in partnership with Audi, is best remembered for its blocky silhouette that is near universally reviled. Weighing in at a bulky 19.5 oz (contrast that with the 13.6 oz Nike Zoom Kobe VII), it is notable for being the most famous signature shoe to be shunned by its namesake.
Kobe Bryant cast aside the Kobe Two in favor of his previous adidas signature, The Kobe, for the 2002 NBA Playoffs. As a result, we never saw this player exclusive colorway of the Kobe Two during the NBA Finals when the Lakers swept the New Jersey Nets. Pictured below, it features a black synthetic upper with yellow and purple highlights. Of course the solid synthetic upper made the shoe completely unbreathable #Stank.
The Kobe Two is widely considered a motivating factor for Kobe’s departure from adidas to his current Nike contract. Ok it was probably money.
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