On the left shoe, Kobe's number "8" that he wore on his jersey when he was first drafted by the Lakers has been turned on its side to also show an infinity symbol representing "Mamba For Life." On the right shoe, Parache's portrait of the late basketball icon can be found with stunning, realistic detail and graffiti style work on Kobe's right arm paying homage with a crown and phrases such as "MVP" for when his fans would cheer every time the star stepped on the court. On the heels of the Black Slip On Vans shoes, the phrase "Mamba Mentality" is hand painted in the bright and vivid Laker's Gold.
Orange County Artist Carlos Parache has been working in Costa Mesa as a professional artist for over three years specializing in photo realistic portrait paintings. As a Southern California native, Parache grew up watching Kobe Bryant's sportsmanship and legacy unfold over the years as well as physically see the impact that the sports star left in the surrounding communities of Orange County. Parache has created this piece in collaboration with our team at Blvd Custom with his artistic abilities and skillset to honor the everlasting impact and legacy that Kobe Bryant created for the world.
A portion of the profits from this shirt will be donated to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation which furthers Kobe and Gianna Bryant's legacy through charitable endeavors in sports. "The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to creating positive impact for underserved athletes and young women in sports. The foundation provides funding and sports programming for underserved athletes to enable participation in school and/or league sports that enrich socio-emotional and physical development. Kobe and Gigi's vision was to create a word where young women had equal opportunity to pursue their dreams through sports and life. The foundation honors their legacy by funding programs that support their vision." - Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation
We buy each pair of shoes BRAND NEW. Each pair is made to order, please make sure you put in the correct shoe size before you check out. The ink is permanent and will never come off, fade away, or peel off. Made in the USA. This price includes everything: shoes and artwork.
Each pair of shoes is made-to-order and takes 2-3 weeks to ship usually. Because the artwork is custom made for you, there are no exchanges or returns.
Please know your size before ordering.
Note: Blvd Custom is in no way affiliated with any of the shoe brands or companies that are featured on our website. Each pair of shoes is ordered lawfully bought at retail price. Then we are able to print artwork and designs on the shoes to create for our supporters. Because of our customers we are able to help support independent artists and donate to charitable causes through exclusive collection collabs.