Last month, Vanessa Bryant and Nike announced that they will be continuing their partnership and that Nike Kobe shoes will be making their return. They also announced that the first Nike Kobe product to release will be the Kobe 6 Protro “Mambacita Sweet 16,” which we now have official images for.

The “Mambacita Sweet 16” comes in a black and white color scheme, the same colors as the uniforms of Team Mamba, the girls basketball team Kobe Bryant coached and Gianna Bryant played in. The heels come with the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation logo, along with Kobe and Gigi’s names in gold. The lateral heel includes the number 2 in gold, the number that Gigi wore as part of Team Mamba.

This Kobe 6 Protro will be releasing in honor of what would have been Gigi Bryant’s 16th birthday, which lands on May 1st, 2022. All proceeds from the shoe will benefit the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.

Check out official images of Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Mambacita Sweet 16” below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.

Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Mambacita Sweet 16”
Color: White/Black-Metallic Gold
Style Code: CW2190-002
Release Date: May 1, 2022
Price: $180 USD

Update (04/29/22): The Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Mambacita Sweet 16” will release via SNKRS Exclusive Access on May 1st. There will also be a Los Angeles SNKRS PASS drop with reservations opening on April 29th. You can read the SNKRS launch details here.

A limited number of pairs will also made available on the Mambacita Sports Foundation online store on May 1st at 7am PT. Other select retailers will also stock the release. Check out Vanessa Bryant’s unboxing video below:

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