The Kobe 6 Protro Mambacita Sweet 16 is a limited-edition sneaker that pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. The shoe is a must-have for any fan of Kobe, Gigi, or the Mamba Mentality.
The Kobe 6 Protro Mambacita Sweet 16 features a black snakeskin-inspired upper, a nod to Kobe’s “Black Mamba” nickname. Gigi’s AAU jersey number “2” adorns both lateral sides. The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation crest is on the heel, with “Kobe” and “Gigi” inscribed beneath. A neoprene and mesh tongue and signature Zoom midsole provide comfort and performance.
The Mambacita Sweet 16 released in May 2022 through exclusive access, prioritizing fans who embodied the Mamba Mentality and followed Kobe and Gigi’s journey. Proceeds from the sales went to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, continuing their mission to empower young athletes.
These shoes became instant collector’s items, not just for their emotional connection but also for their stunning design and limited availability. They represent the enduring legacy of Kobe and Gigi, inspiring future generations to pursue their dreams with the same dedication and passion.