Nike once again declares April 13th Mamba Day in honor of the great Kobe Bryant, releasing a collection of shoes that pay tribute to the Lakers legend that includes this Kyrie 4 "Mamba Mentality" and PG 2 "Mamba Mentality". Kyrie Irving and Paul George represent the current NBA stars who play with the drive, skill and determination to win that defined Kobe Bryant's career. Embodying the killer instinct shared by Kyrie and Kobe, the Kyrie 4 "Mamba Mentality" features a mesh and knit upper that colors the black base with swathes of blue, yellow, orange and purple. The back half of the upper is covered in a graphic design that is a direct reference to the Kobe 5 Prelude. A leather pull tab on the tongue features gold Kyrie logo while the purple leather heel panel rocks an embossed Illuminati-esque symbol. A speckled midsole and teal Zoom Air outsole finish off the design.
The PG2 "Mamba Mentality" sports a purple knit mesh upper that's highlighted by a wraparound panel with the same comic-style graphic that covered the Zoom Kobe 6 Prelude, with this print featuring images of chess and fishing - two of Paul George's favorite hobbies. The silvery green tongue, blue laces and hyper crimson lining mirror the colors of the graphic, while a purple Zoom Air midsole with a volt swoosh and an icy blue outsole complete the package.
The Kyrie 4 & PG 2 "Mamba Mentality" pack will be available in-store and via email order on Friday, April 13th @ 10:00am.
Photos by Bryan Paglione