Vanessa Bryant does not want the “MAMBACITA” to release

As the relationship between the Bryant family/estate and Nike continues to swirl around the drain , there could be a new point of contention between the two parties. When images of the “Mambacita” Kobe VI Protro emerged a few weeks ago, it was reported that they could be the finale in terms of Nike Kobe shoes. Apparently no one told Vanessa Bryant this. The widow of the late, great Kobe Bryant released a statement in which she elucidated the fact that the “Mambacita” Kobe VI was a tribute shoe that…

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“All-Star” Nike Kobe VI Protro release date postponed

Are you still a bit unhappy for striking out on the recently re-released “Grinch” Kobe VI? We’re you hoping to get back on that horse with the upcoming “All-Star” colourway? Well you will have to wait a little longer to curse your lack of sneaker luck, because the “All-Star” colourway, has had it release date postponed. Originally scheduled to release February 20, according to brandon1an, the “All-Star” Kobe VI Protro will now make its retail return March 6 in Europe, followed by a domestic release March 8. They will carry…

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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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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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“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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“Forest Green” Nike Kobe 5 Protro EYBL

Had Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League ( EYBL) not beeb another sports victim of the coronavirus pandemic, these Kobe 5 Protros would be one of the kicks the players would take to the court. These feature a mostly forest green upper with some areas of white at the toe, forefoot and the eyebrows. Bronze appears not he lateral and medial Swooshes, tongue logos ( Kobe on the right and that of the EYBL on the left) Kobe signature on the heels. The aesthetic is completed by a forest green midsole…

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This Kobe 5 Protro releases later this month

This Nike Kobe 5 Protro combines visual attributes from the home and away pairs that Kobe Bryant wore in the 2010 NBA Finals. The lateral side of the left shoe features the layering of the “Parade” PE , while the medial side sports the clean white and gold look of the “Big Stage” PE. The aesthetic is reversed for the right shoe. A black midsole and a milky translucent midsole completes the aesthetic. Look for this Kobe 5 Protro to make its retail debut August 23 at nike.com and select…

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“Alternate Bruce Lee” Nike Kobe 5 Protro: Official Images

As the moniker implies, this Kobe 5 Protro is the alternate to the “Bruce Lee” Kobe 5. It sports white and black color blocking at the upper. Red borders the lateral and medial Swooshes and also remains for the claw marks at the forefoot. A black Kobe logo and del sol signature on the heel completes the look of the upper. The aforementioned upper sits atop a white midsole with a black lateral forefoot section and white outsole with heel Kobe logo. The “Alternate Bruce Lee ” is slated to…

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“Think Pink” Nike Kobe 6 Protro coming back in early 2021

In 2021 , the “Think Pink” Kobe 6 will amongst several returning in 2021 in Protro form. There are no images available as of yet, but the prevailing expectation is that of a shoe that’s a faithful reproduction of the original, using the same pinkfire, metallic silver and white color palette and sporting a pink upper with white lateral and medial swooshes, pink ribbon logo, white midsole and outsole. The “Think Pink” Nike Kobe 6 Protro is to release during the early portion of 2021 at nike.com and select retail…

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