Vanessa Bryant slams Nike over ‘unauthorized’ shoes honoring late daughter Gianna

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In a recent post on Instagram, Vanessa Bryant slammed Nike after photos of a tribute shoe for her late daughter Gianna surfaced online.

On Wednesday, Vanessa Bryant used her Instagram account to publicly call out Nike. Over a year after Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant‘s tragic passing, photos have surfaced of unauthorized Nike tribute sneakers.

Bryant and Kobe Bryant’s estate decided not to renew their contract with Nike when it was up.

Now, Bryant shared a post on her Instagram calling out Nike after pictures of shoes she helped design have surfaced on the internet, even though they were not available for sale.

In the Instagram post, Bryant detailed her experience in helping design the MAMBACITA shoe and why it is not available for sale.

The decision for the Bryant estate to part ways with Nike reportedly was “not made lightly” and came from Vanessa’s “frustration with Nike”