"Mamba Day" Nike Kobe Protro 1 Set To Release Next Week

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Friday, April 13th will mark the two-year anniversary Kobe Bryant's last game in the NBA aka "Mamba Day," in which he dropped 60 points on the Utah Jazz in front a sold out crowd at Staples Center. 

In celebration  the upcoming "Mamba Day," Nike basketball has plans to release multiple sneakers in honor Kobe Bryant, including this black and gold Nike Kobe Protro 1.

The special edition kicks, which were recently worn on the court by Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, features the date printed on the right heel as well as custom insoles. Additionally, the "Mamba Day" Kobe Protro 1 includes “XX” on the lace fixtures, as a nod to Kobe Bryant's 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

The shoes are ficially slated to launch on Mamba Day, April 13th, for the retail price $175.