Official Look at the 'Venice Beach' Nike Kobe 8 Protro

The popular colorway is expected to return in mid-April.

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News of next month's anticipated relaunch of the Nike Kobe line left sneaker enthusiasts with many questions, most importantly which of Kobe's shoes are coming back and in which colorways. Today, we've learned that a beloved make-up from the eighth incarnation is on deck for next summer.

Sneaker Files reports that the "Venice Beach" Nike Kobe 8 is getting the Protro treatment. Initially released in 2013, the colorway celebrates the Los Angeles-based beach and its ties to basketball culture. The arrangement of grey, orange, light blue, and yellow is intended to mimic the location's scenery. Kobe Bryant never wore this pair on the court, but he did famously lace up a pair to meet with soccer icon Ronaldinho in Brazil around the time of the shoe's release.

Priced at $190, the "Venice Beach" Nike Kobe 8 Protro will be released sometime during Summer 2024. Keep an eye out for updates and a first look in the months ahead.

UPDATE (12/29): Detailed shots at the upcoming "Venich Beach" Kobe 8 Protro have been shared by @Sneakerknockerzllc on Instagram. Readers can expect this colorway to return on April 13, 2024, for $190.

UPDATE (03/29): Official images of the "Venich Beach" Kobe 8 Protro have emerged ahead of its scheduled April 13 release date. Scroll on for a closer look at the sneaker.

Nike Kobe 8 Protro "Venice Beach"
Release Date:
Color: Stadium Grey/Metallic Silver-Tour Yellow
Style #: FQ3549-007
Price: $190