Nike Kobe 8 Protro "Venice Beach" First Look

The Nike Kobe 8 Protro is returning.

BYBen Atkinson
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The Nike Kobe 8 Protro is a basketball sneaker that pays homage to the legendary Kobe Bryant and his impact on the sport. Released in 2013, one notable colorway of the Kobe 8 Protro is the "Venice Beach" pair. It is inspired by the vibrant and energetic atmosphere of the iconic California beach. The Kobe 8 Protro showcases a sleek and lightweight design, offering excellent responsiveness and support on the court. Finally, this pair is re-releasing next year and it's going to be big.

Kobe Bryant's legacy in basketball and sneakers is profound. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation. Known for his relentless work ethic and competitive spirit, Bryant's signature line with Nike has become synonymous with excellence and innovation. The Kobe 8 Protro reflects his relentless pursuit of perfection, both in terms of performance and style.

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"Venice Beach" Kobe 8 Protro

As always, thanks to @zsneakerheadz for providing the images and information on this pair. The Nike Kobe 8 Protro "Venice Beach" was released back in 2013 and is set to release 11 years later. The sneakers feature a gray sole with a teal blue midsole. The upper features a colorful mesh combining gray, blue, yellow, and orange. Also, the tongue features Kobe's logo in yellow and his signature on the side, in orange. Overall, sneakerheads and basketball fans will be nostalgic for the release in 2013 and will be excited for the re-release. It's an incredible way to honor Kobe Bryant's legacy.

@zsneakerheadz reports that the Nike Kobe 8 Protro "Venice Beach" is going to drop during the Summer of 2023. Also, the retail price is still to be announced, updates will come closer to release. Let us know what you think of this sneaker, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world. We will be sure to bring you the biggest releases from the biggest brands.

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Ben Atkinson is a sneaker content writer at HotNewHipHop, with expertise in web content writing, digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Ben’s love for sneakers began when he was 13. He founded Midwest Soles, his sneaker reselling business. He bought and sold hundreds of popular sneakers and learned everything there is to know about the sneaker market. He eventually combined his passion for sneakers with his passion for writing and started covering sneaker releases and valuable sneaker reselling information. Ben has previously written for Sneaker Flippers, managing the site’s email newsletter to over 15,000 engaged readers with a focus on enhancing the click/open rate to increase the sale conversion rate overall. On top of this, Ben would also create written content for the site with a view to increasing web traffic and online sales through SEO optimization. His favorite sneakers are the Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred’ and the Nike x Parra Air Max 1.