Only eight of these Kobe Bryant-inspired “Mamba Money” Air Jordan 1 shoes were produced by artist Dominic Ciambrone (The Shoe Surgeon).
During Kobe Bryant’s gratitude activities, many custom-made shoe craftsmen have produced top-notch shoes inspired by the late legendary Los Angeles.
This unique edition, however, probably belongs to The Shoe Surgeon by artist Dominic Ciambrone. The shoe model is called the Air Jordan 1 “Mamba Money”.
The Shoe Surgeon is famous for using snakeskin in a harmonious way. This accidentally becomes an interesting highlight when Kobe Bryant’s nickname is “Black Mamba”, a type of poisonous snake.
Air Jordan 1 “Mamba Money” features a real snake upper with natural cowhide. In each shoe, the snakeskin section is yellow and purple, inspired by the official Los Angeles Lakers colors.
Next, inside the reed are two numbers of Kobe Bryant’s shirt (8 and 24) covered with gold. So what does Kobe’s 8th and 24th mean? It is said that Kobe chose the number 8 shirt because Kobe’s number when he was in the Adidas training camp was 143, which adds up to exactly 8, so he chose the number 8 shirt. As for Kobe opting for the number 24 shirt because it was his shirt when he was in high school at Baer Mérion and was replaced in the 2006-07 season. In an interview, Kobe once said: “I choose 24 because I have 24 hours a day. I have to focus all the time. ” “I hope I can score more than this in every game. Of course, Kobe did!
The inside of the shoe insole bears the motif and logo of the members associated with the design including the number 24 with font from the US dollar bill, the logo of The Shoe Surgeon, the inscription Mamba Money and the name “The Surgeon”.
According to sharing on his personal page, Dominic Ciambrone revealed that only 8 pairs of Air Jordan 1 “Mamba Money” shoes were made by his own hands.
How much each shoe is worth is unknown, but what they mean is immense for Ciambrone himself, The Shoe Surgeon team, and Kobe Bryant fans.
Kobe is arguably one of the most beloved superstars in the NBA, so how is his popularity? Even if you haven’t watched the NBA games, you might have heard of Kobe, Kobe is so popular anyway!
The reason Kobe is famous and loved by fans is not unreasonable, first to mention the terrible power of Kobe, it can be said that Kobe is the most popular basketball superstar in the world except for Jordan. His strength and skills are also considered worthy of discussion. The man most resembles Jordan, he is happily called the boss by us, and the five championships and many other titles all show him to be strong and his style of play is also very beautiful.
Second, Kobe is desperate to win, being a basketball superstar, having the technique to gain more honor is not enough, you also need a strong heart and the paranoia of winning, Kobe has all the that, and he can do it. At best, I believe this is one of the reasons why many NBA players are now fans of him.
The last reason is Kobe’s hard work and self-discipline. I believe we all know that at 4 a.m. in Los Angeles, Kobe’s talent is not top-notch, but his hard work and self-discipline make his career exceptionally long. , while helping his skills continue to master. That’s why he reached proficiency in his career later on.
Therefore, the death of Kobe makes many fans mourn and miss, the people of Sri Lanka are gone, what we can do is wish Kobe to be healthy, learn from the exemplary spirit. and try to get closer to Kobe Bryant!