KOBE PROTRO 1 PURPLE RAIN
Although he’s long retired from professional basketball, Kobe Bryant‘s influence on the game he loves looms just as large as ever. With both next-generation performance models like the Kobe AD NXT 360 that help push basketball footwear in a fresh new direction — and loving remasters of classics like his Zoom Kobe 1 Protros — Bryant is still very much a part of basketball culture. After recently surfacing in a patriotic USA colorway, the Mamba’s OG Protros are releasing in yet another time-honored palette: black and purple. A color combo seen on Bryant’s feet frequently during his time with the Lakers, the shoes feature a smooth black leather upper with a textured black leather mudguard. Rich purple accents arrive on the collar, tongue and midsole, while a stark white arrives on the swoosh and heel to break up the mostly dark colors.