Kobe Bryant and Nike Basketball recently unveiled the first retro part of the updating line. The first to make a retail appearance will be the Nike Kobe 1 Pronto.
This updated version of the Nike Zoom Kobe 1 carries the same aesthetic but has been upgraded with 2018 technology. The result is the translation of the shoe Bryant famously scored 81 points in on January 22, 2006, to the performance needs of today. Nike Basketball footwear product director Tony Grosso and his team focused on reducing weight and evolving production to eliminate pieces of the original Zoom Kobe I that were no longer needed.
Another push was to improve the shoe’s cushioning. Nike Zoom Air has come a long way in the last 13 years and the team was able to use those advances to add a better system for performance athletes, specifically in the form of a Zoom bag setup with a rocker and ride that is smoother than the original. They were also able to improve the ride by eliminating foam and decreasing the size of the carbon fiber shank to create a more engineered feel.
Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro Release Date
The Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro is scheduled to release at select Nike Basketball retailers including online at Nike.com on February 17th, 2018. Retail price is set at $175. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.
Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro
February 17, 2018
Update: Official images of the Nike Kobe 1 Protro has landed.