The Nike Kobe 4 Proto sneakers are making a comeback this year. Fans have already been showered with a massive lineup of releases over the last couple of weeks. Some releases are set to debut later next year and a few have already hit the sneaker market. Nike has been working relentlessly to keep up with the ever-changing nature of fashion trends. Based on this, they’ve re-released several classic sneakers.
Last month, Vanessa Bryant and the team that leads Kobe Bryant‘s Nike signature lineup worked on a tribute release to commemorate his 45th birth anniversary. They released a special colorway under the Kobe 8 Proto line called HALO. This is an all-white colorway that features a few key components of the Black Mamba signature line. The logo and his signature are on the heel of the shoe. But this hasn’t been the only release.
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Nike has also reissued one of Kobe’s biggest releases, the Grinches. These shoes feature a snakeskin finish and are painted in neon green with the Mamba logo in solid red. Reverse Grinches were also released with the logo in neon green and the body of the shoe in a pigmented red hue. These are a few of many colorways that Nike and Vanessa have planned to release over the next couple of months. Now let’s dive into the Kobe 4 Proto ‘Black Mamba’ kicks.
Fans react to Nike’s newest Kobe 4 Proto ‘Black Mamba’ sneaker
Nike is scheduled to bring back another iconic edition of Kobe Bryant’s signature shoes. The Nike Kobe 4 Proto ‘Black Mamba’ sneakers were recently teased by Nice Kicks on X (formerly Twitter). These sneakers are entirely coated in black with snakeskin trims and a glossy black logo. The only hint of color on this sneaker will be Kobe’s signature in gold on the heel. It has a very minimalistic look which perfectly suits the modernized attire people usually wear these days.
Based on what they’ve seen, fans have shown a lot of love online. Especially since Nike is putting in a lot of effort to keep the spirit of Kobe Bryant and his legacy alive. Several fans reacted to the Nike Kobe 4 Proto ‘Black Mamba’ sneakers positively. One fan said, “Take my money.” Another fan said, “Need my hands on a pair,” while another added, “I would love to be able to quadruple up on those for my lifetime.”
Take my money 😳🤩
— B (@gwild858) September 7, 2023
Need my hands on a pair …. 🤤🤤
— Jacks🪀n (@WAYNOKA_) September 7, 2023
I would love to be able to quadruple up on those for my lifetime
— FJCompulsion (@CompulsionFj) September 7, 2023
As of now, Nike and Vanessa Bryant have been working hard to reboot Kobe’s dream of providing women and young children with the necessary guidance in sports. However, the tentative date set for the Nike Kobe 4 Proto ‘Black Mamba’ is December 26, 2023. Each pair will most likely cost $180 and will be available at shoe stores as well as virtual stores.