“I’m so happy the way the Mambasita shoes looked in honor of my daughter Gigi,” Vanessa Bryant wrote. on instagram
. The shoes feature a black snakeskin pattern to represent “Gigi’s Mambacita Mentality”.
“Mambacita Sweet 16 is inspired by her resilient spirit and the love she had, not only for the game, but for her family, friends and community,” Bryant said in a note posted on her Instagram account. “Part of her legacy is to build a better future for all girls and women in sport, step by step.”
Gianna and her father, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, were killed in a helicopter crash in January 2020. Like her father, Gianna was also a talented basketball player. He aspires to play in the WNBA
. Earlier this year, Bryant announced that it had reached an agreement with Nike to design clothing in honor of the late basketball player, nicknamed the “Black Mamba.”
Writing in Kobe 6 Protro magazine, Nike ‘Mambacita Sweet 16’ honors the legacy built by Kobe and Gianna Gigi Bryant. Statement announcing the release.
“A game that has prompted all generations to continue in their quest to be better, for themselves and the game that unites us all.”
Proceeds from the shoes will go to the Mamba and Mambasita Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring Kobe and Guyana’s legacy by supporting disadvantaged athletes, according to Nike.
A shoe sells out in two minutes, according to Posted on Instagram by the organization