In a disappointing turn of events, the USA National Team came up short against Canada, finishing fourth in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. However, this defeat has sparked the determination of NBA superstars to secure a spot in the 2024 Olympic Games and bring home the coveted Gold medal from Paris, France. The likes of Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Bam Adebayo, and Devin Booker are among the League’s finest who are ready to dominate on the international stage once again. Joining this star-studded 12-man roster will be none other than the resurfaced Nike Kobe 4 “Gold Metal” sneaker.
The news of the return of the Nike Kobe 4 “Gold Metal” was initially revealed by the reliable sneaker source, zSneakerHeadz. This gold-plated silhouette first made its debut in July 2009 to commemorate the 2008 Redeem Team’s victory in Beijing, with Kobe Bryant as the team captain. Now, 15 years later, this low-top gem is making a grand comeback with court-ready Protro technology. The regal “Metallic Gold” snakeskin design adorns the toe box, collar, and heel counter, with Bryant’s iconic #10 jersey number proudly displayed alongside the Team USA logo. Just like its original version, the bright white mid-foot is contrasted by “Dark Obsidian” Flywire and profile swooshes, elegantly trimmed in “University Red.” The vibrant crimson accents breathe life into the laces and medial side of the sole, while a subtle gum contrast on the outsole’s tip perfectly complements the pristine white midsole.
Get ready for the release of the Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Gold Medal” in the Fall of 2024, marking the celebration of the 2024 Olympic Games. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the breathtaking first-look images below. And if you’re craving more from the Kobe Brand’s highly-anticipated return in 2024, make sure to check out the recently surfaced Kobe 8 “Court Purple.”
[Images: Nike Kobe 4 Protro “Gold Medal”]
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