As one of the representatives of the excellent reputation of the Kobe series shoes, Kobe 8 has got lots of positive feedback in the market. The return of Kobe 8 Protro is a cure for the public’s feelings, and a perfect tribute to the black Mamba we chased together in those years.
Nike released the Kobe 8 Protro version for the first time, the first color in the name of ‘Halo’, with a representative of pure white, to pay tribute to the legendary basketball star Kobe Bryant, inherit the spirit of the Mamba. The ‘Halo’ color scheme was conceived by Vanessa Bryant and Nike as a way to honor Bryant’s birthday each year. To honor and celebrate this special occasion, the color scheme will also be applied to the Kobe series shoes released each year.
The Kobe 8 Protro is designed in pure white tones. The tongue design is different from Kobe 8, and has been thickened.
Embroidery is used in many details, including the Swoosh logo on the upper and the Mamba logo on the tongue to highlight the texture of the shoe. The upper is still made of engineered mesh to maintain its lightweight and air permeability.
The shoe tongue is made of leather with embroidered Mamba logo. It’s to improve the texture of the shoes.
Looking back at the history of Nike basketball shoes, carbon plates are very important, and it is naturally one of the essential elements of Kobe Bryant shoes.
The pure white insole is printed with Mamba logo. The shoe heel has a big piece of TPU anti-torsion plate. Kobe 8 Protro uses NIKE React technology to replace the Lunarlon technology, which offer better stability and durability. The shoe heel has Zoom Air cushion.
The design team has also optimized the herringbone outsole to improve the traction performance and anti-torsion performance. The outsole is 3mm thickened to improve the wear-resisting property.
The unit weight of EUR43 is about 356g.
As it’s pure white colorway, it will be easy to be dirty when playing basketball. So I will only wear them for walking.