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Athlete-Inspired Basketball Sneakers

The Zoom Kobe 1 Protro Boasts a Sleek Black and Gold Design

— February 8, 2018 — Fashion
After launching the Zoom Kobe 1 in 2005, retired player Kobe Bryant continues to inspire the design of basketball sneakers as Nike releases the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro. The updated retro sneaker features a leather upper, a modified Zoom bag and suede detailing throughout. The silhouette is polished and elegant, as the shoe is a gorgeous combination of black and gold with a subtle grey Swoosh.

The idea of "performance retro" is a driving force for this pair of basketball sneakers and the term is coined as the "Protro" concept. In an interview, Kobe Bryant shares that it is "about evolution and improving on things that were," highlighting the importance of not only growing as an athlete, but also growing as an individual or a business.

Photo Credits:Nike
Trend Themes
1. Performance Retro Sneakers - Opportunity to create innovative sneakers that combine retro design with modern performance features.
2. Athlete-inspired Fashion - Opportunity to design fashion items inspired by retired athletes, appealing to fans and collectors.
3. Evolving Sneaker Design - Opportunity to continuously improve and update classic sneaker models with new technologies and materials.
Industry Implications
1. Sports Apparel - Opportunity for sports apparel brands to create athlete-inspired merchandise for a dedicated fanbase.
2. Fashion Retail - Opportunity for fashion retailers to collaborate with retired athletes and release limited edition collections.
3. Footwear Manufacturing - Opportunity for footwear manufacturers to blend retro styles with cutting-edge technologies to create highly desirable products.
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