Nike Upgrades the Zoom Kobe 1 with the Protro Release

Only a short five years separates this latest launch of the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 and a mere two years from the celebratory “going home” of Kobe’s two-decade long career. Here we stand now in 2018 and the Black Mamba has become a marauder…his imprint is still felt around the league, his on-court legacy carried on through his signatures worn by All-Stars, DeMar DeRozan and Isaiah Thomas.

Bringing back the start of Kobe’s signature run with Nike, the Swoosh has revamped the Zoom Kobe 1 with a premium tooling that articulates the modern tech Nike boasts.

“Protro is about evolution and improving on things that were. I wanted to build a business that wasn’t just based on things I have done in the past. It is important that the brand stands for performance and that everything we do is innovative, even if we are releasing shoes from the past they still must be built on performance,” – Kobe Bryant

The Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro drops All-Star Saturday, February 17th…befitting of All-Star Weekend in Kobe’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles. Release is slated to take place at select Nike retailers and online on Nikestore.