Following up on Nike and Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, reaching a deal in March for the continuation of the Kobe partnership, we’re potentially learning more about what releases the brand may have planned for 2023.
Per Sole Retriever, the Nike Kobe 8 will be returning in Protro form late next year. Bryant’s eighth Nike signature shoe debuted in 2012 and was created by longtime Nike designer Eric Avar. There are currently no images of the forthcoming Protro shoe available but according to the leaker account, the shoe will return in a “Triple White” colorway and will be offered in full-family sizing.
Thus far, Nike has brought back the Kobe 1, Kobe 4, Kobe 5, and Kobe 6 in Protro form.
At the time of writing, Nike has yet to confirm the release of the Kobe 8 Protro.
UPDATE (05/13): Thanks to @Knowing_kicks on Instagram, we now have a on-feet look at the forthcoming “Triple White” Kobe 8 Protro. Per @zSneakerheadz, the shoe will release on Aug. 24 for Kobe Bryant Day and will retail for $180.
Nike Kobe 8 Protro “Triple White”
Release Date: 08/24/23