When Kobe Bryant started his legendary NBA career, his feet were clad in the three stripes. With Kobe’s final curtain call behind him, Adidas offers up a tribute to the Lakers icon that nicely bookends his career.

Kobe is most commonly known by his Black Mamba nickname, but in 2013, after a particularly impressive performance, a personal friend bestowed the moniker ‘Vino’ on Kobe, to signify that, like wine, the future hall of famer was improving with age.

Adidas uses this recent name to inform the design of a shoe from Kobe’s early career, the Crazy 97, which he wore upon first entering the league.

The Crazy 97 features a white colorway that pairs well with rich fish and white meat, cork detailing and wine label tongue graphics.

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