Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Mambacita" Drops Today: Details

The Nike Kobe 4 Protro is dropping in a new colorway today.

BYAlexander Cole
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One of the best Kobe Bryant retros has been the Nike Kobe 4 Protro. Overall, this is a fantastic shoe that a lot of fans adore. Although it was shelved for a bit once Nike lost the rights to the Kobe line. However, Nike and Vanessa Bryant are back to working with one another, which has led to some great sneakers. The Kobe 4 Protro is also back on the docket, which has been great news for all of the sneakerheads out there. New colorways are being shown off, and fans are stoked about it.

For instance, the latest Nike Kobe 4 Protro will be an homage to Gigi Bryant. Gianna Bryant passed away alongside her father back in 2020. Overall, it was one of the biggest tragedies in the history of sports. She was poised to become an amazing basketball player. Moreover, you could tell just how proud Kobe was of Gigi and who she was becoming as a person. Now, her legacy will live on in various different ways. Included in this is the following sneaker, simply called "Mambacita."

"Mambacita" Nike Kobe 4 Protro

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As you can see, this is a very basic model in terms of the colors at play here. However, this is because Nike wanted to keep it simple on theme with Mamba Academy. Firstly, the sneaker is covered in white materials on the upper. Secondly, we get some black on the midsole, laces, and even the Nike swoosh. From there, the back heel has a couple of references to Gigi. For instance, "Gigi" is written on each heel. Lastly, a gold number 2 is placed right beneath it. Overall, this comes together to create a very classy tribute.

If you are a fan of this shoe, you will be happy to know that it drops today, May 1st, for $180 USD. and SNKRS will be carrying these, and the proceeds will go to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. Let us know your thoughts on this shoe, in the comments section down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news from around the sneaker world.

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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.