Closer Look at the Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Gold Medal"

15 years after first hitting shelves, the Olympics-ready colorway is making a comeback.

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Update: It’s sure to be a landmark year for the Nike Kobe line as the Kobe 4, 6 and 8 Protro are all scheduled to make appearances throughout 2024. One such look that is set to drop is the return of the Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Gold Medal,” which has just surfaced again. This early pair notably features a clear semi-translucent outsole that reaches over the midsole towards the toe, replacing the salmon color of its predecessor. Stay tuned for updates and be sure to review our initial coverage below as release remains expected for August 5 via Nike SNKRS and select retailers at a price of $190 USD.


Original Story: The Summer Olympic Games are back this year, with France hosting it in its capital city of Paris for the third time. Beloved Olympic sports such as swimming, gymnastics, track and field, football and basketball are all set to take center stage with the festivities beginning on July 26 and concluding on August 11. Per usual, brands are gearing up for this momentous event and Nike Basketball, led by a LeBron James who is eager to secure another gold medal, is sure to have plenty of releases on the way.

As we await reveals of the collections to come, a first look at a familiar Olympics-themed sneaker has surfaced. The Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Gold Medal” is returning to shelves after initially dropping in 2009. A one image preview of the shoe has been shared, indicating that the sneaker will stay true to its original white, blue, red and gold presentation.

At the time of writing, Nike Basketball has not confirmed any details surrounding the return of the Kobe 4 Protro “Gold Medal.” Stay tuned for updates as it’s currently expected to release on August 5 — five days before the men’s basketball gold medal game at the 2024 Summer Olympics — via Nike SNKRS and select retailers at a starting price of $190 USD.

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