UPDATE: Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan has another Kobe A.D. PE lined up for the season, and this time it's drenched in a deathly black. The same speckling can be found sprinkled over the Swoosh and midsole, this time with flecks nodding at the Raptor's team colours. As a Player Exclusive, these aren't ball shoes you're going to be able to come by without great connections. But be sure to watch the Raptor's December 15 game versus the Philadelphia 76ers to try and catch them in action.
In a move that’s somewhat comparable to an older benefactor handing the keys of his whip to a younger protégé, DeMar DeRozan is getting a Player Exclusive colourway of the Nike Kobe A.D. The custom colourway made specially for the Toronto Raptors guard sees the meshed upper of the A.D. made up in red, matched with black accents. The heated components are cooled with a translucent outsole, lit with a healthy sprinkling of cosmic speckles.
As the DeMar DeRozan colourway is a PE version, it's not available at stockists. The best you can do is head to NIKEiD and try and recreate the combo.
– Originally published on December 10, 2016