Vanessa Bryant, whose husband Kobe and 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a plane crash in January 2020, says Nike appears to be selling a shoe she designed in honor of her late daughter – a shoe she did not authorize the athletics company to sell.
Bryant made the allegations against the company in an Instagram post, explaining the situation along with photos of people apparently wearing the shoe she designed.
“This is a shoe I worked on in honor of my daughter, Gianna. It was going to be called the MAMBACITA shoe as an exclusive black and white colorway on her daddy’s shoes. I picked the colors in honor of her uniform, the number 2 she wore just like her uniform, the inside pattern, Kobe and Gigi on the back in gold instead of Kobe’s signature, the inside shoe details (butterfly, wings, halo), etc.,” Bryant wrote. “The MAMBACITA shoes are NOT approved for sale. I wanted it to be sold to