10 Greatest Christmas Sneakers by Kobe Bryant

Following the release of the Nike Kobe 6 "Grinch," fans would beg for more colorways of the shoe every year. It never occurred when Bryant was a player.

Nike Kobe 11 iD 'Grinch'

On December 26, 2013, the Nike Kobe 8 SS 'Christmas' was released. The limited-edition variant has a seamless overlay with a scaly upper design and translucent grey tones throughout. 

Nike Kobe 8 SS 'Christmas'

When Bryant unveiled the Nike Kobe 5 "Chaos" on Christmas Day 2008, he took another step toward the low-cut hoops sneaker. The "Black Mamba" defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers with a performance that included 35 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. 

Nike Kobe 5 'Chaos'

With the Nike Kobe 7 System, players could attack with strength or speed. Players could personalize their sneakers with the two distinct midsoles that were included with the model.

Kobe 7 Christma

The Nike Kobe 6 Protro 'Reverse Grinch' is a humorous update. NBA stars Anthony Davis and P.J. Tucker debuted the shoes roughly a year before they cost $190 in December 2023. The Christmas-themed sneakers cost over $500 on sneaker resale websites.

Nike Kobe 6 Protro 'Reverse Grinch'

Bryant's eighth trademark sneaker debuted in February 2014. The model dressed up for the holidays late in life. Bryant never wore the Nike Kobe 10 'Christmas' on the court, but it was popular when released on December 26, 2015.

Nike Kobe 10 'Christmas'

Bryant missed the 2014 Christmas game due to knee, Achilles, metatarsal, and back pain. Teammate Wesley Johnson debuted the high-top kicks in a blowout loss to the Bulls. The next day, Nike introduced the Kobe 9 Elite 'Christmas' for $225.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite 'Christmas'

2012 marked Bryant's last vintage Christmas Day appearance. "Black Mamba" scored 34 points against Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks in a 100-94 win. The Nike Kobe 8 debuted in the contest. 

Nike Kobe 8 'Christmas'

Is a player-exclusive hue acceptable to include? Probably not. In 2021, Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris unfairly launched the Nike Kobe 6 Protro 'Christmas' Unreleased colorway inspired by Nike Kobe 7 Supreme 'Christmas.'

Nike Kobe 6 Protro 'Christmas'

As expected, the Nike Kobe 6 'Grinch' tops our list. It may be the best basketball shoe and Christmas colorway ever. Bryant wore the game-changing shoes against the Miami Heat on December 25, 2010, and they sold for $130.

Nike Kobe 6 'Grinch'

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