“Carpe Diem” Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro has a release date

The “Carpe Diem” colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe 4 will make its first return to retail since its original 2009 release.  This Kobe 4 sports a black leather upper with Flywire running up both the lateral and medial sides. The Del Sol Swooshes on both sides of the shoe are bordered in varsity purple. The same varsity purple also shows up on the heel counter. Del Sol stitching on the collar forms a quilt pattern ; it is also used on the carpe diem logo on the tongue as…

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“Del Sol” Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro to release May 24

Last seen in 2009, as part of the original Kobe IV roster, the “Del Sol” colorway is returning, this time as an updated Protro. It sports a white based upper with black showing up at the heel counter, lateral and medial Swooshes, collar and tongue. Del Sol borders the aforementioned Swooshes, it is also used on the lace details, bordering the tongue ,the Kobe signature on the heel counter and on the collar to form a quilted pattern. The upper sits atop a white midsole and black and white rubber…

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DeMar DeRozan breaks out Undefeated X Nike Kobe 4 Protro

In the San Antonio Spurs ‘ last playoff game against the Denver Nuggets, DeMar DeRozan broke out one of the three colorways of the Kobe 4 Protro that are part of the upcoming collaboration between Undefeated and Nike Basketball. The colorway features a bright green upper that is composed of patent leather at the toecap, collar and heel, underlaid by synthetics with Flywire at the midfoot. Team orange borders the black lateral and medial midfoot Swooshes; it also shows up on the inner and behind the tongue as well as…

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“Mamba Mentality” Nike Kyrie 5 coming April 13

Like the PG 3 , we recently covered, there will also be a special edition of the Kyrie 5 commemorating Mamba Day 2019. Inspired by the “Chaos” Zoom Kobe V, this Kyrie 5 features a white and cyber color palette. It sports a white upper with purple present for the Flytrap device and the tongue. Cyber is used on the swoosh on the medial and lateral sides, as well as on the Kobe signature on the grey and speckled red heel counter. The same speckling also finds a home on…

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Kobe 5 Protro coming in early 2020

It appears that the Nike Kobe 5 will be the next shoe in Kobe Bryant’s signature line to get the protro treatment. A planned colorway for this performance retro will be that of a white, black and metallic gold, reminiscent of the “Big Stage” Kobe 5, but that it will not be a reprisal of that colorway. At this point, ther are no images of the actual shoe. When they do, we will have them here. The Nike Kobe 5 Protro is on track for an early 2020 release at…

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Nike Zoom Kobe IV Protro does not have full-length Zoom Air

Back in 2017, there was a major kerfuffle regarding the misrepresentation of the technology in the, at the time, recently retroed Air Jordan 15. It was discovered that the sneaker only contained Zoom Air in the heel and not in the forefoot as well as it was described in its product page on SNKRS. It was initially noticed by nightwing2303 of Wear Testers and then further bolstered a dissection conducted by Chinese sneaker website Fast Pass. In response to the backlash, Nike and Jordan Brand offered a 25 percent discount…

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Nike Zoom Kobe IV Protro to release February 15

The Nike Zoom Kobe IV is the next shoe in the Kobe line to get “protroed”, following in the outsoles of the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro. For those who may not be aware, the protro line is a combination of retro styling with updated performance. The Kobe IV Protro retains the aesthetic of its 2009 forefather but features updated performance aspects such as an adjusted vamp shape, sleeker heel and wider outsole traction. The first colorway will be a draft day colorway, inspired by the Charlotte Hornets, the ballclub that…

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Nike releasing Kobe AD in Lakers colors

Nike is releasing two Lakers-esque colorways of the Kobe AD. The first pair is outfitted with a hyper grape upper on the lateral side split with university gold on the medial side, The midsole and outsole share this same color splitting. The branding on the upper, which include Kobe logos and his initials behind the tongue, are composed of university gold. The second sneaker has amarillo taking up the lateral side with the medial side being court purple. Like the first shoe, this one also carries that hue implementation through…

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Nike Kobe 1 Protro “USA”

This Kobe 1 was worn by Kobe Bryant during the 2006 World Games and Nike Basketball has decided to return it to retail. Like its 2006 progenitor this sneaker features a navy suede and white leather upper with red accenting showing up on the stitching, bordering the top lace hole, the tongue logos (which include a Kobe logo,  “USA” and a Swoosh logo ) and the UPTEMPO on the rear heel.  The midsole is white and red and includes a carbon fiber wrap around the heel, beginning at the midfoot.…

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Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro coming in 2019

The Kobe 4 will join the Kobe 1 as part of the Protro series with this coming release. This Kobe 4 will be outfitted in white, orion blue and varsity blue- colors associated with the “Draft Day” color scheme. As of yet, no images have seen the light of day, but when it does we will have them here. These Kobe 4 Protros will release February 2019 at nike.com and select Nike Basketball locations.     Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro White/Orion Blue-Varsity Purple AV6339-100 February 2019       

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