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.