GOAT Gets Ready for Kobe 6 Protro "White Del Sol" Release by Remembering His Legacy

Highlighting key basketball sneakers worn by Bryant during his impressive career.

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In honor of the upcoming release of the Kobe 6 Protro sneakers in “White Del Sol,” GOAT takes a look back at the best Kobe footwear of all time. Featuring an expansive range of Nike sneakers created for the Black Mamba, fans of Kobe will remember the feats accomplished during the specific games when each pair was worn. From the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “81 Points” that celebrates his highest-scoring game against the Toronto Raptors in 2006 to the Kobe 11 Elite Low “FTB” worn in his final NBA game against the Utah Jazz, these pairs capture some of his career’s most iconic moments. From cutting-edge Nike technology  to signature details like Huarache inner sleeves, Flyknit uppers and signature metallic Swooshes, this selection of shoes from GOAT is a homage to the legacy of Kobe Bryant, and his influence on and off the court.

Kobe 6 Protro “White Del Sol”

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Release Date: April 13, 2021
Lowest Price: $646 USD

While the “POP” colorway was originally launched in 2011, this Nike Zoom Kobe 6 Protro “White Del Sol” brings back the colorway for another run. This reissue also features design updates like refreshed tooling and a sleeker shape. The sneaker’s white and grey upper consists of polyurethane ‘islands’ with a scaly texture, while the rubber outsole has a snakeskin-inspired traction pattern to create maximum grip.

Zoom Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch”

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Release Date: December 24, 2020
Lowest Price: $250 USD

Designed as part of the Nike Basketball Christmas Day Collection in 2010, this Nike Zoom Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” features a festive neon green colorway. While this model features the addition of Zoom Air cushioning technology, it carries the eye-catching aesthetic of the original.

Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “81 Points”

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Release Date: January 1, 2019
Lowest Price: $240 USD

To celebrate the most points Kobe Bryant ever scored in one game, Nike released the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro “81 Points,” a recreation of the shoe he wore against the Toronto Raptors in 2006. As part of the upgrades to this original model, new modern performance technologies like a modified Zoom Air setup and a smaller carbon fiber shank have been added to this Zoom Kobe 1 Protro.

Kobe Elite 9 “Masterpiece”

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Release Date: February 8, 2014
Lowest Price: $554 USD

The Kobe 9 Elite is a collaboration between Nike designer Eric Avar and Kobe Bryant. A bright, multicolor Flyknit upper stands out against the black base of the shoe, offset by Metallic Silver accents throughout. At the outsole, a Lunarlon insert sits atop a thin web with a red line accent on the heel that recalls Kobe’s historic return to the court following a torn Achilles.

Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 KB “Kobe Laser”

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Lowest Price: $475 USD

Known for its futuristic design, the Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 KB “Kobe Laser” sneaker pays tribute to the Air Zoom Huarache 2K4, a model Kobe first wore on-court during the 2004 All-Star Game. This iteration includes a Huarache sleeve wrapped in a printed upper, finished off with Metallic Silver accents.

Undefeated x Kobe 4 Protro “Black Mamba”

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Release Date: September 13, 2019
Lowest Price: $237 USD

The Undefeated x Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Black Mamba” is inspired by Bryant’s on-court alias, a reference to his aggressive game. This special edition sneaker features a black synthetic upper, molded external heel and an iridescent forefoot. Additional Black Mamba-inspired branding is visible through Bryant’s logo and the brand’s five-strike emblem on the tongues and insoles, alongside jersey numbers at the rear.

Kobe 11 Elite Low “Fade to Black”

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Release Date: April 13, 2016
Lowest Price: $1300 USD

Worn by Bryant in his final NBA game against the Utah Jazz on April 13, 2016, the Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low “FTB” reminds fans of his impressive performance: 60 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal. Featuring a black Flyknit upper adorned with a metallic gold Swoosh, the “FTB” was the last release in Nike’s “Fade to Black” Collection.
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