The Nike Kobe 1 Protro has previously only released in tandem with Undefeated. Now, Nike has finally unveiled the first non-collaborative version of the shoe. Titled the “Closeout”, the classic Laker’s colorway is set to launch next weekend.

Kobe Bryant has one of the greatest signature shoe lines ever. After his retirement several seasons ago, speculation began as to when Nike would begin to retro his shoes. Of course, being Kobe, he wouldn’t let it happen that simply. Instead, they had to perform better than they did before while maintaining their classic good looks. So, the design team behind the Nike Kobe line came up with the “Protro” series, which takes retro Kobe shoes and guts them, replacing the old technology with much newer and better materials. The new model first released to the public in February at All-Star Weekend, in the form of a collaboration with Undefeated. Now, the Nike Kobe 1 “Protro” is set to release in classic Laker’s color blocking. The new “Closeout” colorway pays homage to the only NBA team Kobe played for, using their signature white, purple, and gold tones to craft a minimal, yet luxurious looking color scheme.


The next installment in the Nike Kobe 1 Protro lineup will arrive in stores on April 14th, 2018. The new “Close-Out” colorway, which features Lakers colors, will retail for $175 from Nike SNKRS. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more hot new Nike Kobe shoes.

Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Close Out” 
Release Date: April 14, 2018
Price: $175
Color: White/Del Sol-Varsity Purple
Style Code: AQ2728-101