Nike Zoom Kobe IV PROTRO Feb 2019

Discussion in 'Nike Retro' started by Bert., Sep 16, 2018.

  1. ballyeaz

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    Wish Nike would take a different approach with the 4’s and make more lifestyle CW’s.

    Imagine a Parra colorway like the air max 1’s for the 4’s.

    Or an air max safari Colorway.

    Imagine an all suede red upper, mesh tongue, patched leather swoosh with white midsole and outsole Kobe 4’s.

    All the PE’s that we’ve seen so far are boring AF! and uninspired and lazy. I feel like nike. Needs a major upgrade with they’re basketball shoe designers.
     
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  2. deezyvsop2

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    To answer your question, no. The lack of forefoot zoom will forever be attached to this release and it's the only thing I'l think about when someone brings up the Kobe IV Protro. I'm not too invested because in perspective there are so many good shoes to play in, both old and new, and there always will be.

    What does get me is the missed potential. Every time I catch up on this thread I think to myself that we should be discussing how awesome these are to play in because of that zoom and how they are probably GOAT bball shoes. Yet here we are.
     
  3. ckalinec

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    For context I would like to point out that I too think it was a crappy move and would much prefer the full length zoom. And it's pretty hard to call this a "protro" at this point. I guess I'm just over it since it is one of my all time favorite shoes and I'm just happy it's back. Definitely plan on scooping up a pair at some point.
     
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  4. blastercombo

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    No.
     
  5. Bert.

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    This ain’t a lifestyle shoe

    Strictly a basketball PERFORMANCE shoe

    Prefer to keep it that way

    They tried that with the later models, failed horribly and looked like complete **** IMO
     
  6. arabianite3

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    I feel similarly. I didn't necessarily need full zoom either. Just an improvement or two over the original, such as lunar or react in the forefoot instead of the "lunarlite" in the OG's that bottomed out quick. Or a forefoot met zoom bag like the 5's. Something to improve the longevity and performance. Not saying just the phylon isn't better than the old lunarlite, but damn with all the options nowadays and the steep price they couldnt throw us a bone? But to kind of take a step BACK from the original, unacceptable.
     
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  7. GrizzlyAnimal

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    Nike taking their time with the next releases
     
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  8. Bert.

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    like someone else said, maybe it was strictly supposed to be an April start time but with the ASG in charlotte they released the draft days?
     
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  9. patB1489

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    Yeah I’m pretty sure the first colorway (Del Sol) of the 1 protro come out in February, then Final Seconds and Mamba Day came out in April
     
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  10. ballyeaz

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    Folks saying no to lifestyleshoes/better CW’s hope u guys keep the same energy when the undefeated drops lmao
     
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  11. tigo0240

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    undefeated is overrated


    give us the classics
     
  12. D_eezus

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    If they did the black and gold for mamba day in the 4 >>>>>>
     
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  13. GrizzlyAnimal

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    the 1's they did were dcpe imo

    give us both
     
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  14. mastralf

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    I'm with @ckalinec. We get it, it sucks. I'm
    Yep. Exactly. Then a week later after mamba days, the last seconds came out
     
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  15. mastralf

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    I'm in for that
     
  16. kobefan

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    I DO need full length zoom air. It's just a ****ing bag with some fibers and air in it. Put it in goddamn shoe. Kobe only has like 4 classics when it comes to on court performance. This is one of em. How you gonna not take care of your own baby/creation Nike. Disgraceful
     
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  18. montemex23

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    Agreed
     
  19. ruzzi

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    Yup

    4, 5, 6, 8, 9 - performance beasts
     
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  20. hitman243

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    the lunarlon dropins were ehhh

    1/4/5/6 were the best of the line
     
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  21. redrum3281

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    I am so in the minority when it comes to Kobe's :lol:
     
  22. mastralf

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    I put the 11's in there as well
     
  23. iceburg333

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    IMO the viii is goat
     
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  24. rainking

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    Totally. I still have some DS multi ID 11s. At least one of them I ordered with full Zoom, can't remember on the other one. But great shoe.
     
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    i love this color. this can be fantastic and great