Kobe Bryant's Final adidas Signature Shoe Is Coming Back in 2025

The Crazy 2 (fka The Kobe 2) will return in its “All-Star” colorway, originally debuted during the 2002 NBA All-Star Game.

Footwear
4,614 0 Comments

Before he was a leading face of Nike Basketball, Kobe Bryant was an adidas man, signed with the Three Stripes from his rookie season in 1996 through his third NBA Championship season in 2002. His final shoe as a member of adidas Basketball was The Kobe 2, a blocky style that took the Audi TT-inspired ethos of 2001’s The Kobe and made it even more angular. Now, per a report from Sneaker News, The Kobe 2 will return in 2025, renamed, like the other models from adidas’ Kobe line, “Crazy” to avoid any trademark infringement on Kobe’s still-active deal with Nike.

The Crazy 2 or Kobe 2 — whichever you’d prefer to call it — is set to return in a handful of colorways, the first of which will be a white-and-gold “All-Star” makeup. This pair, first sported by Kobe in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game and pictured both above and below will return as part of adidas’ 2025 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, while another “Silver Metallic” colorway is set to drop in April.

There’s currently no word on other Crazy 2 drops, but the duo of above-mentioned pairs may not even be the model’s most notable colorway. That distinction goes to the all-over-print “USA” pair, which was worn by none other than a high-school-aged LeBron James during St. Vincent-St.Mary’s memorable 2002 game against Oak Hill Academy and Carmelo Anthony. Sneaker lore has long held that Kobe Bryant despised the design of The Kobe 2, and it played a factor in him forcing his way out of his adidas contract before his famous “sneaker free agency” in 2002-03 and eventual partnership with Nike.

Look for the adidas Crazy 2 to roll out over the course of 2025, with pairs priced at $160 USD.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

adidas Unveils the Crazy IIINFINITY in “Crew Yellow”
Footwear

adidas Unveils the Crazy IIINFINITY in “Crew Yellow”

Celebrating Kobe Bryant’s Legacy.

Kobe Bryant’s 2000 Lakers Championship Ring Is Up for Auction
Sports

Kobe Bryant’s 2000 Lakers Championship Ring Is Up for Auction

The late player had gifted the ring to his father.

Vanessa Bryant Teases a Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Job's Not Finished"
Footwear

Vanessa Bryant Teases a Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Job's Not Finished"

The Mamba Mentality-themed colorway is one of many unique Protros to be revealed by her this year.


Vanessa Bryant Debuts A Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Vino" PE
Footwear

Vanessa Bryant Debuts A Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Vino" PE

Just like fine wine.

Oakley's MUZM Sub Zero N Is a Modern Marvel Infused With ‘90s Nostalgia Vibes
Fashion 

Oakley's MUZM Sub Zero N Is a Modern Marvel Infused With ‘90s Nostalgia Vibes

Past, present and future all converge in a cutting-edge model that connects Oakley’s 1992 Max Fearlight project with the Future Genesis: Chapter One film.

Don Toliver’s Custom ‘Fortnite’ Game Pits Players in a Biker Gang Turf War
Gaming

Don Toliver’s Custom ‘Fortnite’ Game Pits Players in a Biker Gang Turf War

The game is called ‘Hardstone,’ named after his forthcoming album.

Best New Tracks: KAYTRANADA, Tems, Peggy Gou and More
Music 

Best New Tracks: KAYTRANADA, Tems, Peggy Gou and More

10 music projects to dive into this weekend.

Chrono24’s Most Hyped Watches In May
Watches

Chrono24’s Most Hyped Watches In May

Spotlighting references from Baltic, Cartier, Longines, OMEGA and Panerai.

Tekla and Artek Honor Aino Aalto with Limited-Edition Bedding Collection
Design

Tekla and Artek Honor Aino Aalto with Limited-Edition Bedding Collection

Debuting at the 3daysofdesign festival in Copenhagen.


NOAH Links up with Timex for a Limited-Edition Tank Watch
Watches

NOAH Links up with Timex for a Limited-Edition Tank Watch

Highlighting a playful moon phase window.

Sofia Elias’ Playground Redefines the Interactive Relationship between Object and User
Design

Sofia Elias’ Playground Redefines the Interactive Relationship between Object and User

Entitled ‘Playing to Play.’

Cupra Brings Charli XCX’s ‘PARTYGIRL’ Imprint to Primavera Sound
Music 

Cupra Brings Charli XCX’s ‘PARTYGIRL’ Imprint to Primavera Sound

Presented by CUPRA
Warming up crowds ahead of her headline set.

SOLID HOMME Is Breaking the Barrier of Korean Menswear
Fashion 

SOLID HOMME Is Breaking the Barrier of Korean Menswear

As the brand prepares for its next presentation at Paris Fashion Week Men’s, founder Woo Young Mi examines the brand’s evolution over the past 34 years.

FIA Calls for More Powerful and "Nimble" F1 Cars with 2026 Regulations
Automotive

FIA Calls for More Powerful and "Nimble" F1 Cars with 2026 Regulations

Along with a goal of having all cars run on 100% sustainable fuel.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.