Nike Kobe 6 Protro: Back with a bang!
More or less a decade ago, Kobe Bryant battled the likes of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in a Christmas game while wearing the 'Grinch' colorway of the OG Kobe 6. The Protro version of that shoe is here, and it surely will not disappoint aesthetically and performance-wise.
Comfortably snug fit. The Micromesh upper with scale-like overlays comfortably hugs the foot, providing enough support for aggressive on-court moves.
Enhanced cushioning. The cushioning system is the most upgraded part of this Protro; the full-length Cushlon provides plushness while the Zoom Turbo unit in the forefoot ensures on-court responsiveness.
The same amazing traction. The outsole material and pattern used on the Protro are almost the same as the original; the performance is of course at par with the greatness that was the OG Kobe 6.
Special colorways of the Kobe 6 Protro from Nike
Aside from the iconic green and volt 'Grinch' iteration, the Protro version of the Kobe 6 is also available in other memorable colorways such as the following:
Mambacita/Mamba Forever. Kobe's wife Vanessa designed a black-and-white version of the Kobe 6 as a tribute to their daughter Gigi who died together with her dad in January 2020.
Orange County. In the NBA 2010-2011 season, the All-Star Game was held in LA, California. The Kobe 6 was released in a handful of California-inspired colorways, and 'Orange County' was one of them. Ten years later in 2021, the sunset-inspired version makes a re-appearance on the Kobe 6 Protro.