Mamba Day: Nike x Kobe Protro ‘Star Power’

Available now at for $175

On Sunday, February 19, 2006, Kobe stepped onto the court in a player exclusive Zoom Kobe I, ready to perform in an unforgettable battle with the league’s biggest stars. While it was never officially released, it was this iteration that made it to the public.

Now returning in updated fashion, the Zoom Kobe I Protro brings technological innovation to the original silhouette as a testament to Kobe’s undying pursuit of perfection. It features a full-length Zoom Air unit which provides continuous responsiveness, and a carbon fiber composite plate that helps transfer power into your stride—made to meet the performance standards of today’s pros.