Questions started to arise when Kobe Bryant announced his retirement if his signature line with Nike would continue. In a recent interview he conducted, we now have confirmation that the Kobe line will live on.
The interview which was done by Gerald Flores of Sole Collector talks about his line after he has left the game of basketball for good. Bryant has stated that there will be a Nike Kobe 12, Nike Kobe 13 and so on. So don’t expect his signature shoe to retire after this season.
Below is a snippet of the interview, or you can click here to read the full interview.
Where do you see the Kobe line going after you retire?
We’ll remain extremely consistent with what we’ve been doing, which is creating innovative products that help athletes be the best versions of themselves. That’s not going to change. I don’t focus on how fashion changes. I only focus on creating innovative product. Hopefully the consumer knows by now that if you’re buying a Kobe product, you’re buying something that’s been thought through. We pay attention to detail all the way through. You’re buying something that’s going to help you perform better. That’s not going to stop.
So you’re saying there’s going to be a Nike Kobe 12, 13 and so forth?
Absolutely. We’ll continue to evolve. We’re going to continue to push and the line will keep growing.