Nike Basketball is expanding on Kobe Bryant’s Kobe 4 with a new Protro release. Inspired by Bryant’s original draft team, during February the brand will release the Nike Kobe 4 Protro Draft Day.
Coming dressed in a White, Orion Blue and Varsity Purple color combination. This Nike Kobe 4 Protro will resemble that of the iconic ‘Draft Day’ release. Featuring a White upper with both Blue and Purple detailing which pays tribute to Kobe Bryant originally being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 1996 and then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
In addition to locking in the date, the Swoosh also provided some specs on the updates made to the Protro model. This revamped retro features a new shape (most noticeable at the heel and vamp), wider traction patterns on the outsole, and perhaps most importantly, full-length Zoom Air as opposed to the OG which used the cushioning solely in the heel.
You can expect the Nike Kobe 4 Protro ‘Draft Day’ to release at select Nike Basketball retailers and online at Nike.com on February 15th. Retail price is set at $175. More images can be seen by scrolling below.
Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro
Color: White/Orion Blue-Varsity Purple
Release Date: February 15, 2019
Style Number: AV6339-100