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The confusion around the potential release of the shoes stems from a variety of calendar quirks surrounding the footwear manufacturer’s timeline, detailed contract clauses heading into the expiration window and a crucial shipping error both to and from a UK-based official Nike retailer. The shoes were in fact not officially released as Nike does not plan to do so until a new agreement is reached with Vanessa and the Kobe Bryant Estate, according to sources.
With the shoes beginning to sparsely circulate online on sneaker marketplaces, Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton acquired and wore a pair during the sweep-clinching Game 4 of the team’s first-round series against the Miami Heat on May 29. “I don’t really understand why it was my image that has caused such absolute havoc,” said Lomas, also bringing up the under-the-radar sighting on Middleton. “I scrolled down Instagram and I saw my right hand in seven out of 15 posts [in a row.]”
As it stands, according to brand sources, there continue to be no plans to officially release the Mamba Forever colorway of the Kobe 6. Though thousands of pairs have already been produced, the shoes are indefinitely on hold and will only release if a new contract agreement is reached with the Kobe Bryant Estate.