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Nike ZOOM KOBE 1 PROTRO Performance Review

Before and after releasing KOBE 1 PROTRO, it’s very hot sale. And the price is keeping rising. That is the charm of Kobe. Before Manba Day, I make a simple test to KOBE 1 PROTRO. Let’s have a look at the revised ZOOM Kobe 1 Protro.

And I take the 2K4 Protro and the full-length ZOOM AJ31 to compare with ZOOM Kobe 1 Protro.

  1. Cushion: Most of people pay high attention on the cushion performance. ZOOM Kobe 1 Protro has been changed to full-length ZOOM. The feedback is not excellent. It’s soft but doesn’t have enough elasticity. The cushion performance of ZOOM Kobe 1 Protro is better than 2K4, and the resilience is worse than AJ31.

2. Fit: The ankle part has been full filled. But I still feel that the ankle part can’t be covered well. And the round shoelaces are easy to loosen.

3. Stability: I’m satisfied at the stability. The wide half sole is very suitable for me who like stopping jump shot. So it’s free for me to change directions. But the half sole is a little soft. So I prefer to previous elliptical ZOOM.

4. Traction Performance: The outsole of ZOOM Kobe 1 is still herringbone, which has great traction performance. But the abrasive resistance of Kobe series shoes is always not good.

Overall: Sentiment over practicality, it makes a little adjustment for improving the performance. But the heavy weight and soft insole should be only suitable for the players who like Old School way. Personally I prefer to ZK11 and NXT. Anyway, only if it has the retro type of Zoom Kobe 1, I will still buy it if I can.