It turns out being a massive Kobe fan can have its perks. Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan never hits the court without his trusty Kobes, and now that dedication to the Mamba is being honoured with a special make-up of the Kobe A.D. The NBA All-Star has received his own PEs in the past, but finally we’ve got one that’s headed to retail. The shoe features a patterned white and grey upper, with marbling at the heel and bright tri-colour sheath logo on the tongue. With DeRozan born in SoCal, this shoe honours his roots with ‘City of Compton’ featured on the insole. The make-up is finished off with a grey Swoosh and clear outsole.
The Nike Kobe A.D. ‘Compton is set to release in April through NDC and select Nike Basketball stockists. We’ll hit you back with an exact date!