Yep, Stance is doing a line of socks with Kobe, and it’s a three-pack releasing all at once today. The Los Angeles Lakers are wearing one of the socks on Sunday against the defending champion Warriors (3:30 ET on ABC).
Scroll through the photos above for a closer look at all three versions of the Stance x Kobe socks, including the 2-4 sock the Lakers will be rocking later today.
Here’s the official info, straight from our friends at Stance:
Since its first line was released in 2010, Stance, the official on-court sock of the National Basketball Association (NBA), has been known for marrying bold and colorful designs with comfortable and innovative socks. It makes sense then that the brand has designed three Kobe Bryant styles one of which will be worn on-court by the Los Angeles Lakers this coming Sunday, March 6, when they play the Golden State Warriors.
The socks, all of which pay homage to Bryant’s eye for detail, personal aesthetic and year-long #KB20 campaign, celebrate the guard’s incredible, record-breaking 20-season NBA career.
The first of the socks, called ‘The Final,’ is purple/gold/white/black and is adorned with the number TWO on the right sock and FOUR on the left. This style is built on Stance’s performance basketball block—with superior breathability, moisture management and targeted cushioning—and will be worn on-court by the Lakers this coming Sunday, March 6, when they face off with the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center.
‘K. Bryant,’ the second of the three styles, is a casual sock that depicts a cartoon caricature of Bryant. The twist, though, is that the left sock depicts the guard as he would’ve looked at the turn of the century, complete with a No.8 Lakers jersey, classic haircut and full goatee. Meanwhile, the right sock features Bryant in the No.24, with a shaved head and his infamous jutted jaw.
The final style, ‘Kobe Faces,’ is a black/purple/gold/white mismatched casual sock that draws inspiration from Bryant’s HeroVillain line of merchandise. Most noticeably, HERO and VILLIAN are written in Mandarin on the socks, and the foot features the HeroVillain and KB20 logo.