Nike refreshed the Kobe 6 design at the end of 2020 with the Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch.” The Nike Zoom Kobe 6 Protro returns in a “Grinch” colorway to the beloved colorway that originally released in 2010 as part of the Nike Basketball Christmas Collection.
The upper features a vibrant green finish that pays homage to Kobe’s “Black Mamba.” Polyurethane “islands” cover the synthetic upper to mimic the texture of snakeskin for added durability. Black swoosh appears on the midfoot. The red Kobe logo appears on the yellow-green tongue and the red Kobe signature on the heel. The sole is updated with modern Zoom Air cushioning technology, retaining the eye-catching aesthetic of the original. The shoes use a sole design consistent with the reptile theme, adding to the charm of the shoes.