As a part of Nike Basketball’s holiday collection, sneaker enthusiasts can look forward to a thrilling new colorway dubbed the “Black Mamba.”
Crafted in shades of grey and black, the sneaker features a nubuck base, complemented by snakeskin overlays and a Swoosh that maintains the shoe’s dark tone. This monochromatic scheme extends to details like the lace unit, sole, and branding. The base layer takes on a light suede material with strategic perforations on the toe box to enhance breathability. Notable design elements include Kobe’s emblem in black on the tongue, his legendary number “24” elegantly debossed on the heels, and his signature etched onto the TPU heel counter in a striking gold hue. To ensure maximum comfort and performance, a solid black rubber sole houses Zoom Air cushioning, delivering an exceptional ride.
The Nike Kobe 4 “Black Mamba” is expected to be another emotional milestone for fans of the late superstar. It serves as a fitting tribute, encapsulating the essence of Kobe Bryant—complex, nuanced, and forever golden.
About Kobe 4 Protro:
The Protro edition of the Kobe 4 is nearly identical to the original. The Kobe 4s worn by Luka were a “Protro” version, which slimmed the heel shape and increased the range of the traction. The heel Zoom Air and soft phylon foam remained in the cushioning, providing lightweight bounce when landing on the heel. The upper features synthetic leather uppers, with Flywire panels in the midfoot for added lockdown. It’s a bit softer in the brand-new iteration thus giving a slightly softer feel under-foot.
Why are Kobe shoes so good?
Compared to other Nike signature shoes, the line designed for Kobe has always focused on sports performance rather than the aesthetics of Instagram or endorsements of rappers. Since Bryant switched from adidas to Nike in 2003, his signature shoes have become synonymous with performance and attention to detail