Nike Kobe 4 Protro 'Black Mamba' with 'Gift of Mama' Collection

Last updated on February 16th, 2024

Nike Kobe 4 ProtroPriceReleaseStyleRetailer
Black Mamba$1902023 Dec 27thFQ3544-001Nike

The Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Black Mamba" will be available through a SNKRS Pass at Undefeated locations at 2:15pm EST on Dec 27th.

Nike, Inc. has announced the upcoming release of the Kobe 4 "Black Mamba" Protro, set to debut on December 27th before the year comes to an end. This release marks the 18th in the posthumous line from the Kobe Brand and is a key component of the extensive "Gift of Mamba" collection.

As part of Nike Basketball’s Holiday 2023 lineup, the collection showcases a range of sneakers and apparel, all boasting a sleek "Triple-Black" design that aligns with the “Black Mamba” moniker. While the basketball shoes take center stage, the accompanying "Gift of Mama" tee and Destroyer jacket also pay homage to Kobe Bryant's enduring legacy.

Nike Kobe 4 Protro toebox/mudguard

This collection serves as a tribute to the immense greatness of the late Los Angeles Lakers star, not only celebrating his iconic "Black Mamba" persona but also acknowledging his remarkable achievements and unwavering "Mamba Mentality".

On Wednesday, December 27th, the Kobe 4 "Black Mamba" will be available for purchase on Nike SNKRS at a price of $190 USD. Additionally, Nike will be offering the collection's tee for $50 and the Destroyer for $824 USD.

For those interested, the Los Angeles Lakers City Edition jersey will be reissued in both Men's ($120) and Big Kid's ($90) sizes. The Gift Of Mamba Collection will also be accessible on Nike SNKRS.

Nike Lakers City - front side
Nike Lakers City - back side

Content below is from September 7th, 2023 (↓)

Kobe Bryant's impact resonates even in his absence, as evidenced by Nike's revival of The Kobe Brand. Through this, the legendary athlete's profound influence will continue to inspire countless generations in the future.

The Kobe Brand wasted no time after Bryant's birthday week to make a comeback, offering not just a restock of previous styles, but also introducing new colorways like the "Halo." Moving forward, we can anticipate more exciting releases from the signature line, such as the highly anticipated Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Black Mamba".

After months of anticipation, the Nike Kobe 4 Protro "Black Mamba" has been revealed through leaked images. Contrary to initial mock-ups, the design veers away from excessive gold accents. Instead, the nubuck base and snakeskin overlays/Swoosh are presented in shades of gray and black, harmonizing with neighboring elements like the lace unit, sole, and branding. The only touch of opulence lies in the athlete's signature, elegantly printed on the TPU heel piece in a gilded finish.