A leaked style sheet suggests that Nike has another big wave of Kobe retros coming, with the first pairs set to arrive as soon as March. These pairs will include all the shoes the Black Mamba has spent significant time in during his storied NBA career.
The group, billed as the “FTB” pack, starts with Bryant’s pre-signature stuff like the Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 then goes from his early Zoom Kobe models all the way up to this year’s Nike Kobe 11 Elite.
Based on the sheet, the approach will be similar to Nike’s Kobe Prelude pack.
It’s possible that “FTB” stands for Fade to Black, a theme that would make sense if this is positioned as a sneaker send-off for Bryant’s final season. It looks like the sneakers start light, with the Kobe 1 being a sail/sail colorway, and get darker with each successive model.