The Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro—an updated take on Kobe Bryant‘s first-ever Nike signature shoe—is enjoying a banner year in 2018. With everything from UNDEFEATED collaborations to colorways paying homage to the Lakers’ Minneapolis heritage, the shoe has nodded to Bryant’s storied past in several ways-and the latest pair to be officially unveiled is this “All-Star” colorway.
Inspired by a special PE Bryant wore during the 2006 All-Star game, this retail version swaps out the PE’s original royal blue detailing for black, offering a look that’s almost “Homage To Home” Air Jordan 1-esque due to the bold clash of black and white leather on the medial upper and the stark split detailing on the heels. Special All-Star style branding arrives via the small stars on the throat and a debossed “All-Star 2006” hit on the inner tongue, and the shoe is completed with special insoles that nod to Houston, Denver, LA, and Atlanta. These new Protros are set to release August 17th on Nike.com and at select Swoosh Brand retailers for $175 USD.
Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “All-Star”
Release Date: August 17, 2018
Style Code: AQ2728-102
Where to Buy: Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “All-Star”