Kobe Bryant on Nike Line After Retirement in the Most In-depth Sneaker Conversation To Date

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Kobe Bryant on Nike Line After Retirement

The world has been spending the last 5 months celebrating Kobe Bryant's last year playing professional Basketball. I even get chills just writing that.

As sneakerheads, we all wonder if Kobe Bryant's Nike line is departing with him. That question amongst others are finally answered by the Black Mamba himself.

During a sit down interview with Sole Collector, we found out that Kobe is just as passionate and nerdy about sneakers as we all are:

Kobe Bryant on Nike Line After Retirement

SC: Where do you see the Kobe line going after you retire?

KOBE: We’ll remain extremely consistent with what we’ve been doing, which is creating innovative products that help athletes be the best versions of themselves. That’s not going to change. I don’t focus on how fashion changes. I only focus on creating innovative product. Hopefully the consumer knows by now that if you’re buying a Kobe product, you’re buying something that’s been thought through. We pay attention to detail all the way through. You’re buying something that’s going to help you perform better. That’s not going to stop. 

SC: So you’re saying there’s going to be a Nike Kobe 12, 13 and so forth?

KOBE: Absolutely. We’ll continue to evolve. We’re going to continue to push and the line will keep growing.

Much like the Air Jordan legacy, Kobe Bryant's will live on through his sneakers. Nike has really pushed the boundaries in terms of Basketball sneakers with Kobe and we hope that continues after 2016.

Read more about Kobe's room dedicated to his sneakers and memorbilia as well as more interesting sneaker talk over at Sole Collector.