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The Nike Kobe Protro is a series of basketball shoes developed in collaboration with the late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and Nike. The term 'Protro' stands for 'Performance Retro' and refers to an updated version of Kobe's previous signature models, featuring modern materials and technologies to offer enhanced performance on the basketball court.

Classic meets innovation

The idea behind the Nike Kobe Protro was to keep the popular designs of Kobe's previous signature shoes, but update them with the latest innovations from Nike. This allows players to enjoy the classic look and style of Kobes without sacrificing modern comfort and performance.

11 Signature Sneaker by Kobe Bryant

Each version of the Kobe Protro is tailored to Kobe Bryant's playing style and needs. The shoes often feature Nike Zoom cushioning units that provide responsive cushioning and support. The upper is made of high-quality materials such as Flyknit or leather to ensure flexibility, durability and breathability.

As one of the NBA's best athletes, Kobe has earned his place in history with incredible performances and jaw-dropping throws. Although he was originally drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, he spent his entire career in Los Angeles with the Lakers. The 11-piece Nike Kobe Protro collection pays tribute to his legendary status and brings his game-changing style to the masses in a sleek and stylish way. With each new release, sneakerheads and basketball fans clamour for the coveted shoes.

Kobe Protro Legacy

The Nike Kobe Protro has a huge following among basketball players, sneakerheads and Kobe Bryant fans. Each Kobe release often attracts a lot of attention and is appreciated by collectors and fans alike. The shoes are also a tribute to the legacy of Kobe Bryant, who died in a tragic helicopter crash in January 2020.

The series has gone through several iterations and colourways over the years, with each model paying homage to different stages of Kobe Bryant's career. These are the 10 most iconic models from Nike and Kobe.
  1. Nike Kobe 5 Protro "Bruce Lee"
  2. Nike Kobe 6 Protro "Grinch"
  3. Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Draft Day"
  4. Nike Kobe 1 Protro "Final Seconds"
  5. Nike Kobe 11 Protro "Mamba Day"
  6. Nike Kobe 9 Protro "Masterpiece"
  7. Nike Kobe 8 Protro "Fade to Black"
  8. Nike Kobe 5 Protro "Lakers"
  9. Nike Kobe 6 Protro "Italian Camo"
  10. Nike Kobe 1 Protro "Final Seconds"

Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Mambacita"

There's more to this story than just the return of an iconic shoe. This time it's a tribute to a very special person. The late Gigi Bryant. It's called the Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Mambacita" and is a tribute to the young basketball star and daughter of the legendary Kobe Bryant.

The colour combination is not only a visual highlight, but also contains various allusions to the namesake. The nickname "Mambacita" can be found on the insoles and packaging and "Gigi" has been engraved on the tabs and aglets of the shoe itself. A touch of gold perfectly matches the Kobe logo on the tongue. The rest of the shoe is mostly kept in neutral colours and accentuated by black Nike swooshes and plaids on a white background. The sneakers made their debut on 5 May 2023.
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