Nike Preparing To Release The Kobe 4 Protro Gold Medal In Fall 2024
A popular Kobe Bryant sneaker released by Nike almost 20 years ago is slated to return next fall to celebrate the 2024 Olympics.
According to an Instagram post from Zsneakerheadz, a Kobe Bryant sneaker will be released during the autumn months of 2024: the Nike Kobe 4 Protro Gold Medal. Several sneaker publications reported the return of the footwear, which was released in 2009 after the coveted “Redeem Team” brought the gold medal back to the United States in the 2008 Olympics.
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According to Sneaker Files, the Nike Kobe 4 Gold Medal was originally released on July 19, 2009, for the retail price of $120. The expected price for the Protro version is $190.
The 2024 Olympics will take place in Paris, and this release is one of several sneakers Nike will debut to celebrate the well-watched event.
The sneaker has been described as being dressed in a white, dark obsidian, varsity red, and metallic gold color combination, much like the original 2009 shoe. The sneaker has Bryant’s Olympic No.10 on the heels, and embedded on the insoles is the date “08.24.08.”
Over the summer, Nike released the Kobe 8 Protro Halo, designed and created by Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, on the Lakers legend’s birthday on Aug. 23.
The legacy continues.
The Kobe Protro 8 ‘Halo’ marks the continuation of a storied legacy, pairing a triple white colorway with the iconic Kobe 8 silhouette, embodying the timelessness of an icon never forgotten.
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— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) August 10, 2023
Bryant was a five-time NBA champion, a two-time Finals MVP, and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player. During his career, he made the All-Star team 18 times and was the youngest player to reach 30,000 points. Bryant retired in 2016 and scored an NBA season-high 60 points in his final game.
The 41-year-old basketball legend died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others on Jan. 26, 2020.
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