After a string of successful collaborations between U​NDEFEATED​ and ​NIKE​, most recently the camo K​ OBE 1 PROTO​, the two are back at it again and this time, they’re bringing it to the remastered N​IKE KOBE 4​. The collab will present a series of 4 shoes representing 4 NBA teams; with the first shoe debuting with Kyle Kuzma of The Los Angeles Lakers. 

The ​KOBE 4​ first saw the hardwood in the 2008-2009 NBA Regular season, and debuted in the classic “C​ARPE DIEM”​ colour-way. The shoe itself saw many high’s during the season, including the famous fade-away game winning 3 Kobe shot over Dwayne Wade, his CO-MVP award at that years NBA ALL-STAR GAME, leading his team to an outstanding 65-17 record to close out the regular season and averaging 30/5/5 in the playoffs to secure the LAKERS their 15th World Title and Kobe’s 4th ring.

In typical ​KOBE 4​ fashion, the shoe is constructed with a synthetic leather upper along the toe-box and ankle collar, topped off with plastic overlays and first generation ​FLY-WIRE​ technology along the medial and lateral sides of the shoe. The midsole sees NIKE using their famous ​ZOOM AIR​ technology along the heel and mid-foot, and phylon rubber by the forefoot. Finishing the shoe off, the outsole is presented with full length herringbone

traction with hits of yellow translucent herringbone, a small yellow ​NIKE​ swoosh by the lateral side, and a carbon fibre shank plate seen on the mid-foot of the sole.
NIKE​ is on a roll with their retros, and there’s no signs of slowing down. With an expected 11 colour-ways of the KOBE 4 PROTRO​ to drop this year to date, will we see more colour-ways of the shoe to close out the year? And will we see N​ IKE​ bring back more famous ​KOBE​ models such as the 7 and 8?

Stay tuned to S​OLEMATE SNEAKERS BLOG​ for more news, updates, and in-store drops.

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