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” Kyrie 5 Official Photos

This colorway of the Kyrie 5, as previously outlined, will be releasing to celebrate Mamba Day 2019. The white upper with its purple and cyber accenting are a nod to the “Chaos” Nike Zoom Kobe V that released in 2009. The “Mamba Mentality” Kyrie 5 is scheduled to release April 13 at nike.com and select retail establishments. The sticker price is set at $130 USD. Nike Kyrie 5 MMWhite/Cyber AO2918-102$130 April 13, 2019  Official images of the shoe are below:

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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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“Mamba Day” PG3 coming later this month

Nike will be releasing an edition of their PG 3 basketball shoe to celebrate Mamba Day. Although there are no images of the shoe currently available what is known is that it will make use of an multi color and optional yellow color palette. The “Mamba Mentality” Nike PG3 will release April 13 at nike.com and select Nike Basketball retail venues. The sticker price is set at $120 USD. Nike PG 3Multi-Color/Opti YellowAO2607-900$120April 13, 2019 

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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 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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Kobe Bryant Marathon to air Thursday on NBA TV

To celebrate Kobe Bryant’s 40th birthday, NBA TV is having a Mamba Marathon. The network will devote most of its programming that day to all things Kobe. Here is the lineup of the day’s programming ( all times Eastern) 6 a.m. — Rookie Kobe soars to the Slam Dunk Contest title in Cleveland. (Also airs at 12:30 p.m.) 6:30 a.m. — Nineteen-year-old Kobe scores 33 points in a duel with Michael Jordan (36 points). 8:30 a.m. — Bryant scores 18 points in his very first All-Star Game. 10:30 a.m. —…

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KOBE A.D. “Oregon”

These will be coming soon to the feet of the University of Oregon Men’s basketball team. This team specific version of the A.D. features a black upper with yellow for the branding of the tongue Kobe logo, Swoosh, and the “O” logo on the heel. The midsole is wrapped in a yellow duck wing graphic. These are set for a March 10 release.        

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