“Mambacita” Nike Kobe VI Protro coming May 1 on SNKRS Early Access

I had a suspIcion that somehow Nike would louse up the ”Mambacita” Kobe VI Protro release. I thought they would likely get “Doernbechered” , meaning a shoe meant to benefit a good cause would largely be absorbed by resellers, the price inflated to an astronomical level, not only tarnishing the purpose of the release but effectively locking out many of the true enthusiasts of that shoe. It seems that by the decision to release the ”Mambacita” via Exclusive Access on the SNKRS app, a platform already synonymous with leaving sneakerheads…

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Kobe’s dunk contest adidas are coming back in 2022

Way back in 1997 , a fresh-faced 18-year-old Kobe Bryant put on a show at the 1997 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, becoming the youngest ever to do so. On his feet were the Adidas Crazy 97 EQT ( then known as the EQT Elevation). The model will turn 25 in 2022 and to commemorate the milestone, adidas will be giving the silhouette another retail run. In keeping in line with the original version it will sport a purple leather upper accented with black. White stripes are found on the lateral…

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“All-Star” Nike Kobe VI Protro: Official Images

The next shoe many of us will take an L on the SNKRS app, or as it is more commonly known as, the “All-Star” Nike Kobe VI Protro will return to retail next month. It does its best to stay true to its 2011 progenitor in that is will sport a red and black snakeskin inspired upper. White Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides along with black wrapping the heel as well as showing up on the tongue. Atop the aforementioned upper is a black and white midsole and…

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“Grinch” Nike Kobe VI Protro: Official Images

Ten years after its original release the “Grinch” Kobe VI is making its return in Protro form ( and I, for one, cannot wait). It start pretty true to its original aesthetic , sporting an apple green and volt upper adorned with black Swooshes on the medial and lateral sides and crimson showing up on the tongue logo, and heel Kobe signature. Below this upper sits a green and volt midsole and a green translucent outsole. The “Grinch” Kobe VI Protro is set to re-release December 24 and it will…

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An up close look at the “Grinch” Nike Kobe VI Protro

The “Grinch” Kobe VI will see its anticipated return in early 2021 in Protro form. The 2021 Protro will sports the same aesthetic as it 2021 progenitor, meaning and green apple scaled upper with a volt tongue. Black Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides with crimson showing up on the Kobe logo on the tongue and Kobe signature on the external heel counter. Below the aforementioned upper is a green midsole with a volt section where the heel Zoom Air unit is housed and a green translucent rubber outsole.…

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DeMar DeRozan on the impact of Kobe Bryant’s sneakers

Check out this article from NEWS4SA in San Antonio that speaks with DeMar DeRozan as he shares his thoughts on the of Kobe Bryant’s signature line. SAN ANTONIO — The “5-rings” Kobe shoes are back. These shoes, first worn by Kobe Bryant on the opening night of the 2010-2011 season, were on full display during this year’s NBA championship games. This time it was Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis who wore them for Games 3 and 4 of the 2020 Finals as a way to commemorate the late Bryant. A group…

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“3-D Lakers” Nike Kobe VI Protro coming next fall

Ten years after its original 2011 release , the “3-D Lakers” Kobe VI is planned to make its second retail run. Like the “Orange County” , it should stay true to its 2011 progenitor in that it should feature a 3-D pattern across its grey snake-scaled upper. Club purple Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides, with the same colour showing up on the Kobe logo. White wraps the heel overlaid by a court purple external heel counter. The aforementioned upper sits atop a white midsole and a milky translucent…

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“Orange County” Nike Kobe VI Protro making its return in 2021

The “Orange County” was one of four Souothern California inspired colours of Kobe’s sixth signature model that was released for the 2011 NBA All-Star game. It will be returning in what is becoming a packed 2021 , in terms of high calibre releases. It should stay true to its original 2011 aesthetic, meaning it will feature a blend of yellows and oranges arranged to mimic the California sunset. Silver Swooshes are present on the lateral and medial sides, with an external heel counter of the same hue. This upper sits…

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“5 Rings” Nike Kobe 5 Protro coming soon

This Kobe V was originally released in 2010 in commemoration and celebration of the fifth NBA title that Kobe Bryant won. Ten years later it is set to make its return in Protro form. It purple upper features the words “Five Rings” laser-etched in a variety of styles and fonts that starts off yellow and then switches to purple from the second eyelet moving toward the heel. Yellow shows up on Swooshes on the lateral and medial sides , the tongue Kobe logo and the signature on the heel. The…

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“Chaos” Kobe VI Protro returning in 2021

Ten years after its original release the “Chaos” Kobe VI will get the Protro treatment. No images are currently available of the 2021 version but it should sports a snakeskin textured upper with a hint of iridescence with vols Swooshes on the lateral and medial sides. The same volt is present on the Kobe logo on the tongue with an red signature on the external heel counter. The white midsole contains red speckles on the heel and a volt outsole completes the aesthetic. The “Chaos” Kobe VI Protro is planned…

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