KOBE 4 is landmark of Kobe signature shoes. It’s low type and its weight is light. In 2019, NIKE re-make it, that is Kobe 4 Protro. Let’s have a look at its inner structure.
Cutting the left shoe in half
From the lateral section, we can see the insole configuration of Kobe 4 Protro with carbon fiber supporting plate on arch and Zoom Air Cushion on heelpiece.
Separating the vamp and insole
The shoe tongue has big mesh. The air permeability is excellent.
The TPU supporting plate surrounding the heelpiece is on the middle of vamp and insole. It’s for supporting.
The thickness of TPU supporting plate is about 3.18mm
The shoe-pad is with honeycomb pattern and printed with the draft date of Kobe.
The surface material of insole cloth is EVA
The bottom material of insole cloth is non-woven fabrics, which is seamed with the shoe body
2019 KOBE 4 PROTRO, the insole is integrated type. The heelpiece is with U shaped Zoom Air Cushion.
The length of EUR42.5 Zoom Air Cushion is about 80.58mm
The width of EUR42.5 Zoom Air Cushion is about 49.22mm
The thickness of EUR42.5 Zoom Air Cushion is about 14.23mm
The carbon fiber supporting plate of arch is in the middle of insole and outsole.
The carbon fiber lines are clear, and it is made by the shape of arch
The length of EUR42.5 carbon fiber supporting plate is about 89.05mm
The width of EUR42.5 carbon fiber supporting plate is about 41.48mm
The thickness of EUR42.5 carbon fiber supporting plate is about 1.36mm
The groove of forefoot rubber outsole improves the flexibility
The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot insole and outsole is about 15.05mm
On the condition of decompression, the thickness of EUR42.5 heelpiece insole and outsole is about 21.56mm
The top view of the 2019 Kobe 4 Protro’s parts
The Deconstructed Report
Vamp: Leather material, the shoe side has Flywire. The supporting technology of vamp is light and durable. It’s partical.
Insole: it has the integrated insole, Zoom Air Cushion on heelpiece and carbon fabric supporting plate of arch, it’s comfortable
Overall, the 2109 KOBE 4 PROTRO changes the forefoot Lunar texture & Zoom Air Cushion on heelpiece of Kobe 4 to Zoom Air Cushion on heelpiece. It cancels the forefoot Lunar texture. The foot feeling is similar to Kobe 4. I think most of Kobe’s fans won’t miss this sneaker.