Last updated on February 16th, 2024
The benefits of being a part of the Mamba Program sponsored by Nike are abundant, with the ultimate reward being the opportunity to own exclusive Nike Kobe Protro models. Recently, the UConn Huskies basketball program joined the ranks of schools like Durham, Lexington, and Baton Rouge in receiving their very own Nike Kobe 8 Protro.
In the iconic colors of the Connecticut institution, the sneakers feature a low-top design with React cushioning. The upper is predominantly dark blue, with a touch of black on the mudguard. The profile swooshes, sole unit, inner lining, and heel counter are all crisp white, creating a striking contrast. Adding a pop of color, bright red sheath logos adorn the heel.
Like the Duke, LSU, and Kentucky versions, these UConn sneakers proudly display the school's Husky logo on the left tongue tab, while the right tab is accented with "University Red".
The Nike Kobe 8 Protro 'UConn' is a special edition designed specifically for the men's and women's basketball teams. Take a closer look at these sneakers above as we eagerly anticipate the release of more styles from USC and Oregon, the last two teams to be featured.
Just early this month, there is news that Duke women's basketball team, along with UConn, LSU, Oregon, USC, and Kentucky, presented a pair of Nike Kobe 8 Protros.