Nike is bringing back Kobe Bryant’s first signature shoe with the brand, the Nike Zoom Kobe 1, but with a few upgrades.Known as the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro (Performance Retro), when it came to crafting the reissue of one of Kobe’s most coveted signatures, Bryant and team chose to focus not on mere recreation, but on meticulous evolution. The Kobe 1 Protro is a new iteration of the hardwood favorite born straight from the mind of Bryant, with a lighter construction and added full-length Zoom Air cushioning. Built to today’s performance standards, the icon returns in the original “Varsity Maize” colorway.
For this variation of the Nike Kobe 1, they come dressed in a Black, White and Varsity Maize color combination. The latest edition they come equipped with a newer Nike Zoom Air cushioning and a modified carbon fiber shank plate. As you can see Black runs across the base while White lands on the Nike Swoosh. Completing the look is Varsity Maize accents.
The Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro will be re-releasing in its original “Del Sol” colorway, updated with modern technology to meet today’s performance standards.Dressed in a Black, White and Varsity Maize color scheme. This Nike Kobe 1 Protro comes with a newer version of Nike Zoom Air cushioning and a modified carbon fiber shank plate. Featuring a Black leather upper, White Swoosh logos and Yellow Maize accents.
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
The Nike Kobe 1 Protro returns this weekend in a couple of new colorways to celebrate Mamba Day (April 13th). Releasing as part of the Nike Basketball Art Of A Champion Collection will be the Nike Kobe 1 Protro Final Seconds.
This Lakers-inspired Kobe 1 Protro is inspired by Kobe Bryant’s miraculous Game 4 playoff performance against the Suns back in 2006. Down two points, Kobe’s wrong-footed, herky-jerky layup on a fast break sent the game to OT, where, down one, he saved the ball off a tip, drove right and drilled the game-winner with two defenders in his face as the buzzer sounded. The shoe features a White leather upper with Del Sol and Varsity Purple accents to complete the Lakers theme. Additional details include Kobe’s number “8” is stitched on the heels and a full-length Zoom Air cushioned sole.
The Nike Kobe 1 Protro Final Seconds honors Kobe Bryant’s 2006 Game 4 performance against the Phoenix Suns. It’s include in the Nike Champions Think 16 Collection that honors sixteen of the game’s greatest champions.Dressed in a White, Del Sol, and Varsity Purple color scheme. This Nike Kobe 1 Protro features a White leather upper with Purple and Yellow accents. Kobe’s number “8” is stitched on the heels atop a full-lenght Zoom Air cushioned sole completes the theme.
Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Final Seconds”
Color: White/Del Sol-Varsity Purple
Style Code: AQ2728-101
Release Date: April 14, 2018