Nike Mambacita Sweet 16 Tribute

 Two years later, following the fatal chopper accident that claimed the life of basketball legend and Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant. Along with his fourteen-year-old daughter Giana “Gigi” Bryant. Nike released a special pair to commemorate Giana’s sixteenth birthday.

The pair “Mambacita Sweet 16” was released on the 1st of May, 2022. Following the partnership renewal between Vanessa Bryant and Nike.

Mambacita Sweet 16

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The shoe has a black snakeskin pattern that runs from the toe cap to the heel counter. Meanwhile, the Nike logo on the sides is illuminated in white. The same color as the shoe, beginning at the toe roll and spreading out to the midsole on the sides. A golden “2” is inscribed on the shoe’s foxing, and “GIGI” is inscribed on the heel counter.

The ‘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. In addition, according to a note shared on Instagram, and also as reported by her mother on Instagram.

I’m so happy with the way these Mambacita shoes came out in honor of my daughter, Gigi.” Thank you very much, @nike.

Gigi continues to inspire people all over the world. Her legacy includes paving the way for a brighter future for all girls and women in sports, one step at a time. “I’m doing it Gigi’s way.”

The proceeds from the shoes, according to Nike, will go to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring Kobe and Gianna’s legacies by supporting underserved athletes.