Nike Kobe 4 Protro Black Mamba

Kobe Bryant’s nike line is ramping up its Protro releases, rehashing the iconic sneakers with modern technology. This week, we have an early look at a new ‘Black Mamba’ Kobe 4 Protro, arriving this holiday season.

Nike’s Kobe line is finally back, following the legendary basketball player’s tragic death and a dispute with his estate. Now, fresh releases are beginning to line up for the rest of the year, with the Protro edition of the Kobe 4 leading the way. Over the last several weeks, early looks at a stealthy ‘Black Mamba’ colorway have surfaced, showing off a shoe that pays homage to Kobe’s legacy. The pair, cast in a triple black color scheme, is constructed from a smooth nubuck with snakeskin overlays for the forefoot, collar, and Swooshes. Packed with modern court-ready technology, a glossy black heel counter sporting KB’s signature in gold completes the look.


Nike’s ‘Black mamba’ colorway of the Kobe 4 Protro is currently scheduled to release this Winter, on December 26th, 2023, though this date is subject to change. Dressed premium nubuck and snakeskin leather, the triple black look will likely be available in limited numbers from the SNKRS app and select retailers, for $180. Check out the early in-hand images below, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more sneaker release news.

Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Black Mamba”
Color: Black/Black-University Gold
Style Code: FQ3544-001
Release Date: December 26, 2023
Price: $190

UPDATE 9/28: Check out new photos of the upcoming black themed Nike Kobe 4 Protro via SwiftSole below.

UPDATE 9/14: Nike officially unveils the upcoming “Black Mamba” Kobe 4 Protro.