It’s been over three years since the unfortunate passing of both Kobe Bryant as well as his daughter Gigi. Though gone, neither have been forgotten. Far from it, in fact, as Nike has been immortalizing their legacy through product, continuing to release several of the Lakers legend’s most important signatures. And with the Mambacita’s birthday fast approaching, it’s only appropriate the brand craft her a very special colorway of the Kobe 4 Protro.
Flipping the color scheme of 2022’s Kobe 6 Protro “Mambacita,” the Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Gigi” is dressed almost entirely in white. The neutral runs up and down the profile — marking the heel piece, midsole, and tongue alongside — while black details many of the adjacent accents, including but not limited to the Swoosh, the plaid print around the rear of the shoe, and the “GIGI” embroidery stamped just above. What’s more, the pair highlights the “2” markings (Gigi’s jersey number) and Kobe logo in a gilded finish.
Enjoy a first look at the Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Gigi” right here. These are set to release on Gigi’s birthday, May 1st, at a retail of $180 USD.
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Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro "Mambacita"
Release Date: May 1st, 2023 (Monday)
Color: White/White-Black-Metallic Gold-Bright Emerald
Mens: $180 Style Code: FJ9363-100
North AmericaMay 1st, 2023 (Monday)
UPDATE February 27th, 2023:
Additional images of the Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Gigi” have been added ahead. Photos via @chriscolgan.
UPDATE February 17, 2023:
Lifestyle photos of the “Gigi” Kobe 4 have been added ahead. Photos via Instagram user @knowing_kicks
UPDATE February 15, 2023:
A first look of the pair was added ahead. Photos via Instagram user @kicksdong