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The Kobe 6 Protro: New Tech, Same Serpentine Spirit

The Kobe 6 originally released in 2010. A few years earlier, the Kobe 4 evangelized the benefits of lightweight, low-top footwear, then the 5 tuned the upper for even better on-court performance. The Kobe 6, meanwhile, was a lesson in character development, designed with textures and personal details that tapped into the player's Black Mamba alias. Now the Kobe 6 is releasing in its Protro form; check out the main updates below.

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A new last provides a faster, sleeker shape.

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The Air Zoom Turbo unit in the forefoot helps provide responsiveness in all directions for quick start-and-stop play.

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The heel features a softer, more responsive foam.

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The increased surface area of the traction pattern helps improve ground contact for sharper cuts.

The Kobe 6 Protro releases in its familiar bright-green colorway December 24 in North America.

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