When the Nike Kobe 1 Protro was unveiled last month, one of its biggest selling points was its addition of modernized tech in comparison to the OG Zoom Kobe 1 from 2005. Seemingly the same from the outside, what lies inside the new model are similar yet advanced components—and now there are images to prove it.
Fastpass.cn took the liberty of breaking down the Kobe 1 Protro piece by piece, and it's clear that a handful of changes have been made. What were once individual forefoot and heel Zoom Air bags have been consolidated into a single full-length setup, which in turn allowed for a tweaked carbon fiber midfoot shank.
See how the technology stacks up side-by-side below and look out for more Kobe 1 Protros to drop this year including a potential Undefeated collab in purple, which was teased by Travis Scott this week on Instagram.