The five-time NBA Champion continues to push the footwear teams at Nike to think outside the box. He isn’t satisfied with where the team has been, and always wants to focus on where it can go next.
Bryant initially scoffed at the prospect of a retro line to pay homage to some of the iconic footwear he wore throughout his career. “It just didn’t fit right with everything I stood for, with the Mamba Brand,” says Bryant.
So what is the Mamba spirit and what is concept of Protro?
“Protro is about evolution and improving on things that were,” says Bryant. So what showcase in the sneaker.After three-plus years of working on the idea and determining the right modifications and timing, the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro has become a reality.This updated version of the Zoom Kobe 1 carries the same aesthetic but has been upgraded with 2018 technology. The result is the translation of the shoe Bryant famously scored 81 points in on January 22, 2006.
For the cushioning : it updated version of the Zoom Kobe 1 carries the same aesthetic but has been upgraded with 2018 technology. The result is the translation of the shoe Bryant famously scored 81 points in on January 22, 2006. Zoom Air and a top-loaded rectangular heel Zoom Air unit will help a lot in the court .it is comfortable .While I prefer the cushioning setup worked well. I would honestly say it’s an upgrade over last year’s model.
For the grip ,it is not easy to keep it , the abrasion resistantis not great,if you play in out side for one hours ,it will be wear so quickly .
For the material : it is used the entirely leather upper with fuse overlays in high wear areas. The shoe pretty great, but the ventilation is not great . That isn’t to say that’s bad because everything used on the Kobe 1 works well in unison.
For the supporting : The ankles are fully filled from the net and foam, but they feel tight at the ankles, and the round laces are particularly easy to loose. After being accustomed to weaving the uppers, they are not accustomed to thick leather shoes, and when they change their direction, they can feel the crushing effect of leather deformation.
There is the logo of Mamba.
We can see the details of the shoes ,the logo of the tongue.
They were also able to improve the ride by eliminating foam and decreasing the size of the carbon fiber shank to create a more engineered feel.
The stability is quite satisfactory, and the wide forefoot is suitable foe one who likes to stop the jumper. The change of direction is also very comfortable, also the forefoot is a little soft, or I like the ZOOM of the previous egg type, and change to the breakthrough will be much easier;
For fitting : it is true size . Even on a wide-footer like myself, the shoe fit like a glove. I’d stay true to size, regardless of having a wide foot or narrow one.
Overall ,The material is flexible and stability , the zoom unit is amazing , also the supporting is nice , the traction also great, it help a lot in the court , the performance is nice .