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Duke Basketball Receives Nike Kobe 8 Protro PEs

Nike Kobe 8 Protro Duke PE's
Nike Kobe 8 Protro Duke PE's

Nike's Kobe line continues to be a beacon of Kobe Bryant’s enduring legacy in the basketball world. The latest chapter in this legacy is the introduction of exclusive Nike Kobe 8 Protro PEs for Duke University. This is part of Nike's partnership with Vanessa Bryant and Kobe’s estate, designating select schools as Mamba schools and equipping them with unique Kobe sneakers. Duke Basketball's unveiling of their Kobe 8 Protro PEs is a testament to this ongoing partnership.

The new Kobe 8 Protro Duke University PEs boast two distinct colorways, a Home and an Away edition, each representing the team's vibrant spirit. The Away pair features a predominantly blue color scheme, aligning with Duke's iconic team colors, while the Home pair opts for a mostly white design, offering a crisp, clean look. Both pairs retain the high-performance features synonymous with the Kobe 8 Protro line:

  • An engineered mesh upper for breathability and comfort
  • Durable TPU overlays for support
  • A cutting-edge Nike React drop-in midsole for responsive cushioning.

The Duke logo prominently adorns the tongue, replacing the usual branding, and Kobe’s signature graces the lateral heel, adding a personal touch from the basketball legend. The design comprises a foam midsole in tonal colors and a versatile black rubber outsole.

The Nike Kobe 8 Protro Duke University PE, while not set for public release, marks a significant moment in both Nike's and Duke's storied histories. Check below for images of both Duke PEs. For the latest updates on Nike releases and more from the world of sneakers and streetwear, download the Sole Retriever mobile app.

Images via DukeWBB

Nike Kobe 8 Protro Duke Home PE LateralNike Kobe 8 Protro Duke Home PE FrontNike Kobe 8 Protro Duke Home PE BackNike Kobe 8 Protro Duke Home PE Lateral & HeelNike Kobe 8 Protro Duke Home PE TongueNike Kobe 8 Protro Duke Home PE Lateral & Heel Detail
Nike Kobe 8 Protro Duke Away PE LateralNike Kobe 8 Protro Duke Away PE Back Heel Angle

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