Vanessa Bryant Issues Statement on Unreleased Nike Kobe 6 Protro ‘Mambacita’
Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late Kobe Bryant, has issued a statement regarding the leaked Nike Kobe 6 Protro colourway dubbed the ‘Mambacita’. With Kobe’s longstanding deal with the Swoosh now over, Vanessa expressed frustration at the fact that the sneakers had found their way to stores and leakers, suggesting that they were not approved to be released.
With a scheme matching daughter Gigi’s Mamba Academy uniforms, the sneaker also features jersey numbers of both father and daughter, with the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation logo at the heel.
According to the statement, Vanessa picked out the colourway and design of the shoe, and had decided all proceeds from it would go towards the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation had it released.
The Kobe 6 Protro ‘Mambacita’ had not released at any store or received any official information from Nike. However, photos were shared by a leaker who had poached shots from UK-based retailer Foot Patrol (how the leaker managed this is unclear). Photos of the shoe were never shared by Foot Patrol or Nike in the lead-up to Vanessa’s statement.
You can read the full statement above. To protect the interests of the Bryant family and estate, ,Sneaker Freaker chose to not report on any previous leaks regarding the Nike Kobe 6 Protro ‘Mambacita’.