Sotheby’s Is Auctioning a Trio of Game-Worn Nike Kobe Sneakers

While April is bringing a trio of Nike Kobe sneakers all releasing on the same day, an even rarer set of three is now up for auction through Sotheby’s.

The auction house is accepting bids for three different pairs of sneakers worn in-game by Kobe Bryant in the early 2010s. Two pairs of the Kobe 8 in the same player-exclusive colorway are available, while a single Kobe 6 is also a player-exclusive. All three have been photo-matched to Los Angeles Lakers home games and are in Bryant’s size 14.

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Both pairs of the Kobe 8 PE are from 2013 and appear in a colorway featuring a camouflage engineered mesh upepr with purple accents and a two-tone yellow sole unit. One was won in a loss to the Washington Wizards in which Bryant had 21 points and 11 assists, while the other was worn in a win over the Phoenix Suns with a more modest appearance of 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 9 assists.

The former has a final price estimage of $15,000 to $30,000 when it closes April 10, while the latter is expected to fetch $20,000 to $30,000 in the auction ending April 12. As of publishing, top bids for both are less than $3,000.

The Kobe 6 appears in a white, grey and purple colorway and was signed by Bryant and given to the Consul General of Turkey in Los Angeles following a win over the Charlotte Bobcat in which he recorded 27 points. The Consul General gave the sneakers to his son on his 18th birthday, and he’s now selling them through the auction ending April 12.

The price estimate is $10,000 to $20,000 with a current top bid of $11,000.

Nike Kobe 8 PE Game-Worn Auction Sotheby's
Nike Kobe 8 PE Game-Worn Auction Sotheby's
Nike Kobe 6 PE Game-Worn Auction Sotheby's
Nike Kobe 6 PE Game-Worn Auction Sotheby's

About the Author:

Ian Servantes is a Senior Trending News Editor for Footwear News specializing in sneaker coverage. He’s previously reported on streetwear and sneakers at Input and Highsnobiety after beginning his career on the pop culture beat. He subscribes to the idea that “ball is life” and doesn’t fuss over his kicks getting dirty.

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