The Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro is the first "retro" version of Kobe's first signature shoe with Nike, the Zoom Kobe 1. Bryant himself came up with the word "Protro," a rendition of the word "retro. The Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro's cushioning is the latest addition to the shoe, now featuring a full-length Zoom. This pressurized air device is thin and gives the wearer a low-to-the-ground feel. The Nike Zoom Kobe 1 Protro features a full-grain leather upper. It has suede overlays and sturdy legs. Traction and cushioning are excellent, and the support is absolutely amazing thanks to the sturdy materials used.