The Nike Kobe 1 Protro ’81 Point Game’ Has a Release Date

After months of speculation, the ’81-Point Game’ Kobe 1 is scheduled to release.

Originally worn by Kobe Bryant on January 22, 2006, the ‘White/Varsity Purple’ Kobe 1 is finally scheduled to return.

The shoe recently re-appeared on-court as San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan wore them on January 9 against the Memphis Grizzlies and now we will have a chance at grabbing another pair — a first for those of us that never owned the original.

For those interested, the Nike Kobe 1 Protro ’81 Point Game’ releases January 22 on SNKRS, and at select retailers globally. We’ve got our fingers crossed that this isn’t going to be a limited release.

Let us know if you’re excited for this Kobe 1 colorway to return or if you’ve already got your mind set on grabbing the Kobe 4 Protro when it releases instead.

Image via Nike Inc.


  1. I have passed on the Kobe 1 Protros definitely copping at least 1 pair of the Protro 4s and more if I really like the shoe.

  2. Many pictures I’ve seen of these make the purple look blue. Even this official press shot looks a bit blue on the midsole. I was super confused to find out they were the same colorway. Its a shame because the blue ones looked awesome.

  3. I already got the Minneapolis pair. Love them, but there’s too many shoes and funds are too limited to be doubling up. Not sure about the 4’s either. My engineered mesh 11’s still get it done when I want to play in a low top.

  4. Kobe 1 protro is my favorite shoe to hoop in which really surprised me. I have so many shoes but the protro just is hands down my favorite. Always in my bag, definite go to shoe. I want to get as many pairs as I can. Love everything about the shoe

  5. one of my favorite mass released colorway and clean toe leather look Protro aside from the recently released black and purple colorway for the price. waiting for these and the black/purple to drop in the bargain bin soon.

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