5 Things To Know About Shoes This Week

Here are the things to know about shoes and fashion happening this week.

Kobe Bryant Hits The Court One Last Time

Kobe Bryant will take the court for his last game on Wednesday. As a part of the celebrations of the NBA star’s 20-year career, Nike is releasing a limited number of customizable Kobe XI Mamba Day ID basketball sneakers and has named April 13 as Black Mamba Day to celebrate Bryant.

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant.
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Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off

The Tribeca Film Festival starts on Thursday in New York City. Besides plenty of buzzy releases, there are several star-studded events scheduled, including celebrity conversations between Patti Smith and Ethan Hawke, and Chris Rock and JJ Abrams.

Coachella Kicks Off

Music festival season is underway , and Friday is the first weekend of Coachella. H&M will bring its special collection to the California music fest. New Era and Pandora are among other brands on site with pop-up shops. Converse also debuted a festival-inspired collection.

One Week to Boston Marathon

Runners are lacing up in seven days for the 120th running of the annual Boston Marathon. Brands including  New Balance to Brooks have special-edition kicks to celebrate the big event.

119th Boston Marathon
The 119th Boston Marathon.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

NBA, NHL Playoffs Begin

The NBA playoffs start on Saturday, while NHL fans can catch the first rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Wednesday.

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