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Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “Mamba Day”

DeMar DeRozan rocked the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro Mamba Day against the Houston Rockets on March 9th, and it’s a new rendition of the updated silhouette that might make a debut to the public later this year. The sneaker basically sports a black and metallic gold colorway with black used for most of its design. Details like Kobe’s Achilles stitch lines are also seen on the left heel, while the right heel reads “4.13.18” as a tribute to the 2-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s final game.

Mamba Day is on April 13th and the Nike Kobe 1 Protro will release in a special colorway to celebrate Kobe Bryant’s greatness. This updated edition of his signature sneaker features a black leather upper with matching suede overlays on the toe, tongue and heel section. Contrasting the blacked-out look are gold accents used for the Swooshes, branding and references to Kobe Bryant’s legacy on the heels.

Nike Basketball will be celebrating Mamba Day with a few special edition colorways of their signature shoes, including the Nike Kobe 1 Protro.Dressed in a Black, White, and Metallic Gold color scheme. This Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro features a Black leather upper paired with Gold contrasting accents. A premium suede overlay on the toe, tongue and heel, along with references to Kobe Bryant’s legacy completes the design.

After the introduction of #MambaDay in 2016, Nike Basketball has extended the celebration into an annual tradition paying homage to the five-time Champion Kobe Bryant. This year, Nike will release the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro in a black/gold “Mamba Day” style that features the date printed on the right heel of the shoes. Additionally, the “XX” on the lace fixtures on the tongue are a nod to Kobe’s 20 years of service to the Los Angeles Lakers, while the custom insoles depicts number 24 walking out to the court for one last battle. Expect these to release on April 13th, 2018 on Nike SNKRS.

Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Mamba Day”
Color: Black/Black-White-Metallic Gold
Style Code: AQ2728-002​
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Price: $175

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Christmas”

The Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Christmas” is headed to retailers on December 26th, 2014. There’s only a handful of Christmas games left in Kobe’s career, and it’s easy to forget that it was his battles with former teammate Shaquille O’Neal that helped turn the 25th of December into a marquee time to watch NBA basketball. This year he’s skipping out on the Grinch theme for a bullseye red aesthetic as he continues to shoot his way into the record books. His Kobe 9 Elite stands out with Bright Crimson throughout the flyknit upper while a unique pattern arrives on the midsole to offset the sparse greens found on the heel stitching and insole.

The Nike Kobe 9 Elite Christmas is a release that can look fresh while wearing on the court, in the streets or simply just chilling with your boys. This Kobe 9 is inspired by the knitted stockings hanging over the fireplace – pretty cozy when you start to think about it.The Kobe 9 Elite Christmas features a Red-and-White Flyknit upper, with leather textures on the tongue and overlays giving the shoe a premium feel, accented by a marbled outsole resembling candy canes. Inside, the shoe reads “Mamba’s Greetings,” a hidden detail from Bryant on the inner tongue.

Nike Basketball spreads the holiday cheer again this year with the 2015 Christmas pack, featuring the LeBron 12, KD 7, and the sneaker we’re here to remind you about right now, the Kobe 9 Elite. Kobe’s festive addition to the Christmas pack outfits the high-top Kobe 9 Elite in a jolly red and white blended Flyknit upper with a Christmas camo sole unit and a special “Mamba’s Greeting” tag on the interior of each tongue. After catching them on Kobe’s feet on Christmas day (actually matching his opponent’s uniform better than his own as the Lakers play the Bulls), you can catch your own pair tomorrow, December 26th.

 


Nike Kobe 9 “Christmas”
Bright Crimson/Black-White
630847-600
December 26, 2014
$225

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Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 “Lakers”

Kobe Bryant’s signature collection remains full of life long beyond his final farewell at Staples Center. Bryant’s A.D. collection, which has numerous iterations to speak of, is now anchored by possibly its best execution yet — the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT 360.Covered in lightweight and breathable Flyknit construction that is applied through a budding methodology, its 360 degree wrap is a revolutionary update to Flkyknit implementation giving the shoe a sock-like fit. Traction is also at a premium with a heavily tooled outsole.This “Lakers” colorway is one of several that have released this year. For true Black Mamba fans, though, this might be the one.

On Mamba Day 2018, Kobe and Nike debuted the next chapter of Bryant’s signature footwear line with the Kobe AD NXT 360. Equipped with a 360 degree Flyknit upper that is designed to flex with the wearer’s foot for maximum comfort, this new look comes dressed in Lakers colors. Its translucent outsole combines yellow and purple while housing its state-of-the-art React foam cushioning and Lunarlon technology with a rugged traction pattern for added stability on the court. While Demar Derozan has been the poster child for Kobe sneakers in the Black Mamba’s absence, do not expect to see the Toronto Raptors All-Star wearing these in Game 5 against the Washington Wizards. Its Yellow Strike upper that comes with red Kobe branding embroidered on the heel would not quite match the Raptors’ aesthetic. Pairs of the this Los Angeles-themed Kobe AD NXT 360 will arrive at Swoosh Brand Basketball retailers on May 24th with an MSRP of $200 USD.

 


Nike Kobe AD NXT 360

Release Date: May 24, 2018

$200

Color: Yellow Strike/White

Style Code: AQ1087-700