Thursday, February 8, 2018

Nike Confirms the Return of the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 "Protro"

Nike has shared the official release news regarding the return of Kobe Bryant‘s first signature sneaker. Although its overall look may remind you of him scoring 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in 2006, the upcoming launch has been reworked with technology to reflect the needs of today’s athlete. Nike Basketball‘s product director Tony Grosso and his team placed a strong emphasis on removing excess materials from this year’s iteration and reducing its overall weight in order to heighten its performance on court. In addition, its foam has been removed while the carbon fiber shank’s size has been decreased to provide a better feel. Dubbed the “Protro” (Performance Retro), this year’s edition of the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 will officially launch on February 17th for $175 USD via and select Nike Basketball retailers.