words // Brandon Richard

What's Kobe Bryant up to these days? Following season-ending Achilles surgery in April, it looks like the Mamba is back on his feet in Brazil, where he's taking in some action from the Confederations Cup.

Yesterday, Kobe shared this photo of himself and Brazilian soccer star Leandro Damiao. Appropriately on his feet — the Mercurial soccer cleat-inspired "Mambacurial" Kobe 8 System. Damiao didn't do too bad with the "Sunset" Air Max 1 EM.

According to an interview Kobe did this past week, he's looking at November/December as  a worst case return date. Are you encouraged by him already being on his feet and traveling?

Kobe Bryant Wears Nike Kobe 8 System Mambacurial