Original Story (02/03/22): Back in July, reports indicated that adidas would be bringing back some of Kobe Bryant’s signature models in 2022. Now that 2022 has arrived, we are starting to see these reports come to fruition. Official images of the 2022 adidas Kobe 1 “Sunshine” are in, likely indicating that a release is not too far away.
The Kobe 1 “Sunshine” was one of the OG colorways of Bryant’s signature model, notably worn during the 2001 All-Star Game. The molded upper, dressed in golden yellow on this colorway, was designed to look like the Audi TT Roadster, complete with a grill on the front and spoiler on the heel. These were last retro’d in 2013 as the Crazy 1, due to Kobe no longer being signed to the brand. The same is true for the 2022 release, which marks the first release since Kobe’s passing in 2020.
Check out official images of the adidas Crazy 1 “Sunshine” below. Look for these to drop in the coming weeks on adidas.com and at select retailers. As always, stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.
Update (10/19/22): The adidas Crazy 1 “Sunshine” officially drops this Saturday, October 22nd on adidas.com.
adidas Crazy 1 “Sunshine”
Color: Team Yellow/Iron Metallic/Core Black
Style Code: GY3808
Release Date: October 22, 2022
Price: $140 USD