Vanessa Bryant’s Nike, Mambacita shoes leaked; no approval.
Vanessa Bryant is upset after Mambacita shoes leaked without her approval. Mrs. Bryant was working on these shoes with Nike to honor her daughter. The shoes she created for her late husband and daughter were supposed to be a fundraising move to support Mamba and Mambacita Sports.
Changed her mind about the Mambacita Shoes
Due to her refusal to sign a new contract with Nike for her husband, the idea was scrapped. Ultimately, she wasn’t granted a green light for the foundation and decided against the release. However, the Mambacita shoes were leaked anyway in a photo. Vanessa is angry because her approval wasn’t given to do so. Especially, since she decided she would not go through with their creation and release.
In an instagram post, Vancessa Bryant shares the photoand her thoughts regarding the incident. Instead, the shoes were leaked. Vanessa posits, that it was done to capitalize off her husband’s and daughter’s tragedy. Mrs. Bryant is upset, rightfully. However, she is also confused . She doesn’t understand how someone else could have their hands on the shoes that were not supposed to be made in the first place.
Unleashing her frustrations on Instagram
Vanessa Bryant writes,
“The Mambacita shoes are not approved for sale. I wanted it to be sold to honor my daughter with all of the proceeds benefitting our @MambaMamacitaSports Foundation but I didn’t re-sign the Nike contract and decided not to sell these shoes.”
“The mambacita shoes were not approved to be made in the first place. Nike has not sent any of these pairs to me and my girls. I do not know how someone else has their hands on shoes I designed in honor of my daughter, Gigi and we don’t.”
Furthermore, the shoes were found in out in public on the feet of a ballplayer. Recently, Khris Middleton was spotted wearing the unreleased shoes during a game. Since, she has not approved the mambacita shoes for sale, it lead us to think there will be some court files sent Nike’s way.
Khris Middleton is wearing the MAMBACITA shoes that Vanessa has not even approved for sale. Nike about to be In trouble pic.twitter.com/xI8E19JBaf
— Obsessed Lakers Fan (@AriesLakers) June 3, 2021