Kobe Bryant’s signature collection remains a fixture in the Nike Basketball lexicon years following his retirement from the NBA. Both Bryant and Nike alluded to this fact even before Bean stepped away from the game; they’ve held true to that promise and then some.
His very-first performance retro, the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro, joins his debut signature sneaker with modern-day tooling and tech. Released earlier this year in both original colorways and an Undefeated collaboration, respectively, the latest pair to land in stores was an ode to the Lakers former home in Minneapolis.
Next in line for the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro is another OG colorway. Sort of.
Taking inspiration from the Zoom Kobe 1 Bryant wore during the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, a white, red and black upper fills the leather composed retro. Bryant’s original pair, of course, featured royal blue in lieu of black, in line with the Western Conference uniforms that year.
It’s reported that the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “All-Star” will release this August. Nike has not yet confirmed those details. Until they do, grab a closer look below.
Update 7/26: Official images of the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “All-Star” have been revealed. The shoe is reported to release on August 17.
Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro
Colorway: White/Black-Varsity Red
Style #: AQ2728-102
Release Date: August 17, 2018