All of Kobe Bryant's Nike Sneakers Releasing This Year

A continuously updated list of all Kobe Bryant's Nike sneakers releasing over the next year.
The Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Christmas".
The Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Christmas". / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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No fan base has ever had to be more patient than the loyal legion of Kobe Bryant followers. Bryant's iconic signature sneaker line with Nike remained in limbo for much of the past three years following his tragic passing in January 2020.

However, since relaunching the "Kobe Brand" in August 2023, Bryant's signature sneaker line has come roaring back. We are seeing more frequent releases and a gradually increasing number of units manufactured.

Below is a continuously updated list of every Nike Kobe sneaker scheduled to be released throughout 2024. We hope every fan and hooper gets the shoes they want. More importantly, we hope they embody all of the Los Angeles Lakers legend's ethos when wearing the shoes.

Nike Kobe 4 "Gold Medal"

Kobe Bryant's gold and white Nike sneakers.
The Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Gold Medal". / Nike

Basketball fans of a certain age and viewers of the Netflix documentary The Redeem Team cannot wait to get their hands on this patriotic release. The Nike Kobe 4 Protro 'Gold Medal' is scheduled to release for $190 on August 5, 2024.

While Bryant never actually wore the Nike Kobe 4 "Gold Medal" during his two appearances in the Summer Olympics (2008 and 2012), the sneakers are still synonymous with greatness on the international stage.

Nike Kobe 9 "Halo"

White Nike Kobe sneakers.
The Nike Kobe 9 "Halo" pack. / Sneaker Files

For the first time ever, the Nike Kobe 9 is enjoying Protro treatment. Even better, two of the three versions of Bryant's ninth signature sneaker will hit shelves. The Nike Kobe 9 Elite and EM will be released in the 'Halo' colorway on August 23, 2024.

Of course, this is part of Nike's new annual celebration of Bryant's birthday. This past August, fans were left disappointed when less than 50,000 pairs of the Nike Kobe 8 'Halo' were released. We remain hopeful that Nike will begin to release Bryant's sneakers in larger quantities.

Nike Kobe 5 "X-Ray"

Black and white Nike Kobe sneakers.
The Nike Kobe 5 "X-Ray". / Vanessa Bryant

There are Kobe sneakers for almost every holiday except Halloween. Vanessa and Nike are helping right that wrong this year with the Nike Kobe 5 Protro 'X-Ray' colorway, which will be released in October 2024. 

Online shoppers will be able to buy the sneakers for $190 in men's sizes, $120 in grade school sizes, and $95 in pre-school sizes. The hoop shoes sport a mix of Deep Royal Blue, Baltic Blue, and Glacier Blue, capped off with a skeleton design on the upper. Lastly, the glow-in-the-dark outsole provides the finishing touches.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Christmas"

Red and black Nike Kobe sneakers.
The Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Christmas." / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Most of us just finished taking a loss on this holiday's sneaker release, but it is never too early to plan for next year. The Nike Kobe 9 Protro 'Christmas' is scheduled to hit shelves just in time for the Holiday 2024 season.

While we know the kicks will most likely be released in late November or early December, there is no exact launch date or pricing. The Christmas-themed basketball shoes originally launched for $225 on December 26, 2014.

Further Reading: Team USA basketball players show off their Nike Kobe sneakers for the Olympics.


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Pat Benson

PAT BENSON

Pat Benson covers the sneaker industry for Sports Illustrated's FanNation. Previously, he has reported on the NBA, authored "Kobe Bryant's Sneaker History (1996-2020)," and interviewed some of the biggest names in the sports world. You can email him at 1989patbenson@gmail.com.