Nike‘s EYBL (short for “elite youth basketball league”) program is ready to resume in 2021 after its cancellation in 2020 due to the coronavirus , and the players will be wearing something special, namely the Kobe 6 Protro “EYBL.” Nike Basketball has produced special colorways of iconic models from Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and other’s lines for the EYBL, but this style is different and far superior than most: On the recent expiry of Kobe Bryant‘s endorsement deal with Nike , his wife Vanessa Bryant trying to continue his signature line.
Keeping the story away , the upper of the Kobe 6 Protro “EYBL” offers a scaly synthetic with a purple gradient fade that goes from a lighter shade to a darker shade from the top of the foot to the the black midsole. Tongues and throats come in a light lilac color, while branding is done by a white midfoot Swoosh and Kobe’s Kill Bill-inspired sheath logo in black on the tongue. Heels are also colored in black, and enclosed by a black TPU heel cage with silver speckling and a silver EYBL logo. Down below, the aforementioned midsoles bear enhanced Zoom Air cushioning units for a modernized on-court feel while also adding their own silver speckled detailing for extra style.
Its not yet decided if this EYBL sneaker is purely a PE for members of the league or it’ll have a market release like some of the previous EYBL models. However, more news is expected as the commencement of the league’s summer season is closer.
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