The Kobe 4 Protro ‘Mambacita’ honours Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, and celebrates her competitive, joyful and curious gameplay. Arriving on her 17th birthday, the design’s colourway nods to her youth basketball team’s uniform. The gingham around the heel pays tribute to the flannel shirts that Gigi frequently wore around her waist. The Swoosh on the outsole is red, nodding to the red bow Gigi wore in her hair for school pictures. Personal touches, like Gigi’s name on the heel and shoelace tips, remind you to go beyond the game with audacious conviction, while the Mambacita heart and wings on the insole let you carry Gigi’s passion for sports into the future.