Kobe Bryant's Nike Kobe 4 Protro To Return In 2023

The Nike Kobe 4 Protro is coming back.

BYAlexander Cole
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Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever step on a basketball court. Just like many superstar players, he had an amazing line of signature shoes. Although he started out with Adidas, he ultimately finished his career wearing Nike. If you love Kobe, you have probably owned one of his Nike sneakers.

Interestingly enough, Nike's deal with the Kobe estate ran out last year. Vanessa Bryant was unhappy with how the brand was doing business, especially in relation to how the sneakers were simply too limited. Bryant wanted her husband's fans to get his shoes without problems. Simply put, she was very pro sneakerhead.

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers smiles in the fourth quarter during the game against the Chicago Bulls on November 19, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 108-93. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant x Nike Lives On

Now, however, Nike and Vanessa are back in business. This means Nike can continue to drop Kobe retros as they wish. Although, it is clear that the brand is now putting a lot more care and attention into what they release.

According to a report from Sneaker News, it has been revealed that next year will see an uptick in Nike Kobe shoes. In fact, the first Kobe Bryant silhouette to return will be the Nike Kobe 4 Protro. Overall, this is a shoe that was very popular all throughout 2019 and 2020, so it's nice to see it back.

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For now, it is unknown which colorways will be part of this revival. Despite this, we do know that there are plenty of amazing offerings to choose from. The Kobe library is massive at this point, and we're sure Nike will come up with the right ideas.

Release Details

As for the start of all of this, it seems like you can expect Nike Kobe 4 Protros to drop as of next summer. Exact details have yet to be announced, so stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest updates. Additionally, let us know which Kobe 4 Protros you want to see return, in the comments below.

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About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.