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Nike Kobe 1 Protro Performance Review

Kobe Bryant is one of the most prolific basketball players of all time. His dominance on-court paired with his win-at-all-costs attitude made him a demon to face in-game. though he was not in the court now , but the  mamba sprits still occur to us .“Protro is about evolution and improving on things that were,” says Bryant. “I wanted to build a business that wasn’t just based on things I have done in the past. It is important that the brand stands for performance and that everything we do is innovative, even if we are releasing shoes from the past they still must be built on performance.”And now, his original Nike shoes are making a comeback, equipped with everything you need to take command of the court today. The new Nike Zoom Kobe 1 “Protro” released .

Nike Zoom Kobe 1 ProtroRelease

Date: February 17th, 2018$175

Color: Black/Black-Varsity Maize

Style Code: AQ2728-003

The Zoom Air bag in the sole has been upgraded for a smoother, more comfortable wear, as well as a reduction in the size of the carbon fiber shank. This reduces stress on the wearer’s foot, and the subtraction of some extra interior foam will make the shoe even lighter.

So is it right ?The original Kobe 1 was an absolute killer on court, so does the “new and improved”  we will check it as below :

For the material , the black and yellow upper came constructed from a premium leather, and suede  with a white Nike Swoosh and Kobe branding throughout. I remember that it wrinkles with age and time just like my skin for the Kobe 1, but for the Kobe 1 Protro , it is seems improved this time , It will be more comfortable then is follow the Kobe 1 that made up of a nubuck ,I  feel  like the best you can get at this price point for basketball.

It is smooth and soft and should take a couple of wears to with the Kobe 1,Kobe 1  Protro material used the ankle collar and the missing leather circles that covered the ankle bones. Though it is not a big change and neither one makes a difference in performance.

Nike also noted in their announcement that DeMar DeRozan loved the performance feel so much that he wore the shoe in a game a few weeks ago.


For the cushioning : Full-length Zoom used again,it is nice .The air cushion and supporting, There  added a cushion rubber  to the forefoot which cushioning effect was also significant.

The Kobe I uses forefoot and heel zoom air. Nothing fancy (well I guess nowadays it sort of it) and it works great . You can actually feel the zoom in the heel and forefoot although it is not as bouncy as the 2K5.

As we know the  Zoom appeared, it was the low, fast, speedy, responsive cushioning while Air Max was the impact protection.But  it seems Zoom is marketed as impact protection.The Zoom unit can be felt as soon as you step down on that first wear and it only gets better as the midsole foam begins breaking in.

For the supporting : the supporting is nice  which from the bottom,upper,and the base is wide and features a large outrigger on the lateral forefoot. So whole the supporting is nice ,we get foam teeth rising from the midsole over the side of the foot. We can feel a good court feeling.

KOBE 1 PROTRO is more suitable in the court, with the advantage of height and weight ,it is the best one for choosing. I don’t think  it is  the best choice for a slim breakthrough player. After all, player rely on speed to break down will hate the feeling of being bound.

Of course, the court  is relatively rough and frictional,it  will be more nice   of the grip . The interior floor space will be more smooth, and how the KOBE 1 PROTRO performance ?

It is a high top design, but the TPU support plate of heel can only protec the Achilles tendon, so that the whole ankle can only be wrapped by the help material. If without help of the shoelace, it will be completely empty. For people who love breakthrough can be considered for more flexible ankle.

For the ventilation ,it is just so so .

Overall, The  KOBE 1 PROTRO is great,the nice cushioning and  supporting will help the player breakthroughin the court, the  speed back the pursuit of ankle flexibility, and it can take care of the need to support the weight of general strike.The Kobe 1 Protro should suit any player at any position, period, dont miss it .