The world of sneakers is no stranger to iconic designs and legendary collaborations. Among the many celebrated creations, the adidas Crazy 8 stands tall, especially in its classic “Black/White” colorway. This year, the sneaker world is buzzing with excitement as the adidas Crazy 8 Black White is set to make a triumphant return.

Originally known as the KB 8, the adidas Crazy 8 was Kobe Bryant’s first signature shoe with adidas. The shoe underwent a name change to Crazy 8 after Kobe’s shift to Nike. The Crazy 8’s design is characterized by a retro-inspired nubuck upper paired with a cushioned EVA midsole, a Torsion system, and webbing details. The color combination of Core Black, Cloud White, and Collegiate Purple adds to its allure. The shoe also proudly displays the FYW (Feet You Wear) logo, paying homage to the Los Angeles Lakers with the Gold and Purple Three Stripes logo on the heels.

The return of the Crazy 8 is not just a nod to a classic design but also a tribute to Kobe Bryant’s legacy. The late guard’s relationship with adidas may have soured in the early aughts, but the collaboration left an indelible mark on basketball culture. The reintroduction of this iconic sneaker honors Kobe’s style, comfort, and contribution to the game.


The adidas Crazy 8 Black White is set to release on August 26th, 2023, at select adidas Basketball retailers and online on The official retail price is $140.00. Stay tuned to Just FreshKicks for more updates, and check out the official images below.

adidas Crazy 8 ‘Core Black’
Color: Core Black/Cloud White-Collegiate Purple
Style Code: IF2448
Release Date: August 15, 2023
Price: $140


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