Champs Sports Exclusive: Kobe Bryant Covers Limited Edition Sole Collector Issue

This Friday, Sole Collector is returning with a limited edition print magazine available exclusively at Champs Sports. The issue will feature a Kobe Bryant cover story and interview, complete with his take on the future of sneaker culture. There will be in-depth looks at many of this year’s most important silhouettes, including an exclusive on the hyped new shoe, the adidas NMD, as well as coverage of the adidas Superstar, the adidas All-Star lineup, and Nike‘s “Black History Month” collection. Interviews with super sophomore Andrew Wiggins, Damian Lillard, and the designers behind the Under Armour Curry Two, Stephen Curry‘s latest sneaker, will give readers a window into what goes on behind the scenes within the industry.

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This is a special moment in sneaker culture. For years before going digital, Sole Collector was the premier sneaker magazine, dropping extensive content with some of the game’s most important names. The designers behind the sneakers. The stories behind the brands. The players on the court. The fans in the stands. And though Kobe’s current farewell tour is offering fans the chance to relish his greatness one last time–the highlight dunks, the buzzer-beaters, the moments over the years where the Black Mamba left road crowds speechless–there’s one story that hasn’t yet been told: What is the future of Kobe’s signature sneaker line with Nike?

“The shoes are part of the journey,” Bryant says within the piece. “I can’t get no ring without the sneakers I’m wearing.”

This limited edition issue will be available for free with purchases of $200 or greater at Champs Sports beginning this Friday, February 12, and only while supplies last.

This year is the Mamba’s last dance. Make sure you’re celebrating with this limited edition collector’s item from Sole Collector, exclusively at Champs Sports.

Check the store locator at ChampsSports.com to find your nearest retailer and cop today.

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