Nike Releasing Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Game Sneakers

January 22nd will mark the 13th anniversary Kobe Bryant’s epic 81-point sport towards the Toronto Raptors, during which he donned a white, purple and black colorway the Nike Kobe 1.

In celebration that iconic scoring efficiency, Nike will likely be releasing a Kobe 1 Protro “81 Point Game” on January 22.

Styled similar to the pair that the Black Mamba wore when he torched Jalen Rose and the Raptors, the kicks consist a white leather-based higher accompanied by a black Nike swoosh with purple detailing all through the midsole and ankle collar. San Antonio Spurs All-Star DeMar DeRozan re-introduced the kicks throughout Wednesday night time’s sport towards the Memphis Grizzlies, although he fell 72 factors shy Kobe’s mark.

According to Nike, the Kobe 1 Protro “81-Point Game” releases January 22 on SNKRS North America, Nike.com and at choose retailers globally. The kicks will retail for $175. 

Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Purple Reign” Returns: Purchase Links

The Nike Kobe 1 Protro has simply launched in one other OG colorway in the present day to coincide with the discharge Kobe Bryant’s new e book, “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play.”

The “Purple Reign” Kobe 1 Protro takes design cues from the Los Angeles Lakers’ shade scheme, that includes a purple and black higher accompanied by gold detailing and hits white all through. 

In talking in regards to the Nike Kobe 1 Protro, the Black Mamba says,

The kicks, that includes full-length Zoom Air, are at present out there at most main retailers together with Foot Locker. Check out some buy hyperlinks within the tweets embedded under.

Nike Kobe 1 Protro "Purple Reign" Returning Soon: Release Details

The Nike Kobe 1 Protro might be hitting retailers in one other OG colorway subsequent week to coincide with the discharge Kobe Bryant’s new e book, “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play.”

The “Purple Reign” Kobe 1 Protro takes design cues from the Los Angeles Lakers’ coloration scheme, that includes a purple and black higher accompanied by gold detailing and hits white all through. 

In talking in regards to the Nike Kobe 1 Protro, the Black Mamba says,

The kicks, that includes full-length Zoom Air, might be obtainable on October 23, the identical day as Kobe’s new e book.

Mamba Day: Top-8 Nike Kobe 1 Protro Colorways

Today, April 13, marks the two-year anniversary Kobe Bryant’s last game in the NBA aka “Mamba Day,” in which he dropped 60 points on the Utah Jazz in front a sold out crowd at Staples Center. 

In celebration  Mamba Day, Nike will release several Kobe-inspired Nike Basketball sneakers, as well as a new colorway Kobe’s retooled signature shoe, the Nike Kobe 1 “Protro.”

In speaking about the Nike Kobe 1 Protro, which is a combination “Performance” and “Retro,” the Black Mamba says,

“Protro is about evolution and improving on things that were,” says Bryant. “I wanted to build a business that wasn’t just based on things I have done in the past. It is important that the brand stands for performance and that everything we do is innovative, even if we are releasing shoes from the past they still must be built on performance.”

The kicks carry the same aesthetic as the original Zoom Kobe 1 from 2005 except they’ve been upgraded with 2018 technology, in addition to full-length Zoom Air. The Kobe 1 “Protro” hasn’t released in many colorways thus far but the kicks have already surfaced on the feet multiple Nike Basketball stars in a variety different colorways. 

In honor Mamba Day we’ll take a look back at 8 the greatest Nike Kobe 1 Protros to date, starting f with the black and gold “Mamba Day” rendition that launches today.