As a signature athlete of Nike, Kobe Bryant is arguably the most recognizable basketball player in the world. His colorways have extended globally to Asia and Europe. With many region exclusive shoes, the chase to grab the best colorways began.
All in one, we’ve compiled the 100 best Kobe Bryant sneakers and colorways to ever be released and hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane.
100. adidas Crazy 1 Sunshine
Two words: the sun. The adidas Sunshine was created with two things in mind: TO POP and TO STAND OUT!
99. Nike Kobe 6 Camouflage
If the U.S. Army allowed their members to choose their kicks, we would guarantee these would be on the feet of those who serve our wonderful and glorious country.
98. Nike Kobe 2 Strength Orca
The Kobe 2 Strength featured a stunning patent leather toe box. The shoes are rarely seen today since the model has always been completely underrated.
93. Nike Kobe 9 EXT Challenge Red
These Kobe 9 EXTs quickly drew Nike Yeezy 2 “Red October” comparisons. With it’s high top model and red leather, these are certain to break necks.
92. Nike Kobe 7 Cheetah
Different animal, same beast. The Kobe 7 debuted the Kobe System which to allowed users to swap out insoles for their preferred type of attack. This Cheetah colorway is a bit calmer than the Christmas Cheetah.
91. Nike Kobe 2 Black/Varsity Maize
Although they have the classic black and yellow, they aren’t part of the Del Sol colorway. The Varsity Maize was the original counterpart to the color black. Like the inscription on the strap, “Carpe Diem”; it was time to seize the day.
90. Nike Kobe 4 Black/Red
Michael Jordan was lucky to don the Chicago Bulls colorway for most of his career. Shoes can never go wrong in the black, red, and white.
89. adidas The KOBE Charcoal
Creativity at it’s finest. The Audi TT served as an inspiration and there are only few shoes that can touch this type of look.
88. Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K5 Los Angeles Map
These 2K5s feature the Lakers home colorway primarily matching the Sunday Whites. The laser engraved map of Los Angeles is the most unique trait.
83. Nike Huarache 2K4 Black/Gold Laser
The 2K4 Laser print makes another appearance on our list. This time in a much more eye catching fashion. The gold laser graces the entire upper of the black and white shoe.
82. Nike Hyperdunk Mamba PE
These special Hyperdunks came with a special look. The Mamba mentality came alive with the snakeskin on the toe. Kobe’s Olympic number 10 was embroidered on the front of the inner toe to complete the kicks.
81. Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low University Red
The Kobe 9 Elites low came in a few colorways. Fortunately each colorway was solid. The University Red uppers came with stylish mint splatter accents all over.
80. Nike Kobe 6 Glass Blue
The blend of bright, contrasting, and vibrant colors made Kobe fans go wild. The translucent and sparkly sole sets this colorway apart.
79. Nike Kobe 4 MPLS
The Minneapolis Lakers were made famous by George Mikan in the late 40s but Kobe is a huge reason why the colorways aren’t forgotten today.
78. Nike Kobe 4 Inline
This general release is one of those solid but underrated colors. You may have skipped on these at the release but seeing them on someone’s feet brings regret.
73. Nike Kobe 4 Carpe Diem
Kobe’s motto was “Carpe Diem”. He lived by the saying and captured his first championship without Shaq in the 4s.
72. adidas Kobe EQT Elevation Purple/Black/White
Do these look familiar? If you can’t pinpoint where you’ve seen them, Google “Kobe Bryant slam dunk contest”. Before the Afro, Kobe dazzled and took home some hardware in these purple EQT Elevations.
71. Nike Huarache 2K4 White/Purple Laser
This time, the purple laser print grazes a white leather upper. The 2K4s were highly regarded as a great basketball shoe.
70. Nike Kobe 4 MLK
On MLK day, the players bring their best kicks to the table. This subtle Lakers colorway is a heater.
69. Nike Kobe 5 Miles Davis
The best type of Jazz is when you can hear the emotions and blues from the artist. No-one did it better than Miles Davis in this dominantly blue model.
68. Nike Kobe 8 Purple Gradient
Many call these the second coming of the Kobe 5 Inks. Many of Kobe’s teammates wore these in the NBA Playoffs as they had to play without the superstar after he went down with the ruptured Achilles.
63. Nike Kobe 8 Elite Black/Gold
62. Nike Kobe 9 EM China
The Chinese culture loves the color red; throw in gold and pandemonium happens. The Chinas are finished off with a festive decorative tongue.
61. Nike Kobe 6 Kay Yow
The iconic ribbon and eye-popping pink is the signature for breast cancer awareness.Why not spread love and attention in a positive manner?
60. Nike Kobe 7 Gold Medal
The 2012 Olympic Games concluded with another U.S. gold medal. They had finally put the disappointment and downfall behind them as they redeemed themselves and rose to the top.
59. Nike Kobe 1 All-Star
Back when the All-Star game was fun and filled with excitement, Kobe got to team up with the home-town hosts: Yao Ming and T-Mac.
58. Nike Kobe 6 Lightbulb
The Lightbulbs featured a reverse Del Sol look. With the majority of the shoe in yellow, they are complimented with subtle black and white accents.