Last seen as part of Nike's NBA Finals-themed "Art of a Champion" collection, the Kobe 1 Protro will soon release in a throwback colorway.

Serving as a nod to the Lakers' early run in Minneapolis during the '50s, this Kobe 1 Protro make up was first featured on the OG Zoom Kobe 1 and takes a page from the era' MPLS jerseys. Like its predecessor, the shoe opts for a mix of grey and light blue, foregoing the yellow shades often associated with the old school Lakers team.

While it may not have quite the same fanfare as Undefeated's Kobe 1 Protros, the return of this OG colorway should be music to the ears of Black Mamba fans. Check back soon for the latest release date updates on these.

Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro "MPLS"
Release Date: 07/06/18
Color: Wolf Grey/White-University Blue
Style #: AQ2728-001
Price: $175

UPDATE (07/06): The "MLPS" Kobe 1 Protro is available from select retailers today including Shoe Palace. A SNKRS release will take place Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. ET.

Nike Kobe 1 Protro 'MPLS' AQ2728-001 (Lateral)
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Nike Kobe 1 Protro 'MPLS' AQ2728-001 (Medial)
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Nike Kobe 1 Protro 'MPLS' AQ2728-001 (Top)
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Nike Kobe 1 Protro 'MPLS' AQ2728-001 (Heel)
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Nike Kobe 1 Protro 'MPLS' AQ2728-001 (Sole)
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Nike Kobe 1 Protro 'MPLS' AQ2728-001 (Detail)
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