“Mamba Greetings”: Kobe Bryant Christmas Miracle for Fans as Iconic Return Finally Gets Release Date

Published 12/18/2023, 8:43 PM EST

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The relaunch of the Kobe Bryant sneaker line has been a godsend for basketball fans around the world. Due to his popularity remaining at a fever pitch, the demands were at an all-time high. As a result, the decision for Nike was a relatively easy one to make. With Vanessa on board, it has given the team the license to recreate some of the most iconic pieces from the line. Among them, one festive special is making its way to fans for next year’s Christmas.

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The “Christmas” Nike Kobe 9 Elite remains one of the most beloved pieces to come out of the Kobe line. Thankfully for fans, the piece is making a return the next holiday season. The shoe comes with a “Mamba Greetings” sewed into its interior with the iconic Christmas red, white, and green.

 

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Since the line began anew, fans have seen stories from around the basketball world about packages of the line. But, while that was a special curation for those near and dear to Kobe, this release is all for the fans.

This particular shoe remains among the best alternate versions of a retro Mamba sneaker and the launch should be one for the history books.

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The latest Kobe Bryant drop is a rather “new” addition to the list

The sneaker first made its way into basketball lore during the 2014 season. However, it instantly became one of the most well-received products from the Kobe line. For sneaker enthusiasts and fans of the Los Angeles Lakers legend, it is a chance to get one of the most beloved sneakers in existence. But what does the entire design comprise?

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The retro sneaker is all about the festive cheer. From its colorway, design, and various hidden details, it is the holiday season comes to life. Featuring a Christmas-y red and white colorway that comes with a holiday graphic print, the upper is a specialty.

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Made from Flyknit, it follows the 5x Champion’s trajectory of science behind his shoes. Further, the Lunarlon midsole allows for maximum comfort inside via responsive cushioning. Last, but not least, a carbon fiber heel counter gives the entire look some added support and stability.

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With a year’s waiting time, the shoe should be on the list of most sought-after shoes in the next year. Get in line, folks. The race is on.

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