Nike Zoom Kobe IV PROTRO Feb 2019

Now that the ZK IV DO NOT have full length zoom, will you still cop?

  • Yes

    Votes: 94 51.1%
  • No

    Votes: 90 48.9%

  • Total voters
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I thought I saw November 2nd as an official US release for the Black/Yellow snake colorway
 
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Hope those release, we need another white based colorway so far all there's been is the del sol.
 
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Considering all the fire colorways we didnt get and the OG colorways we wanted and didn't get, this is probably the worst overall retro release of all time. Nike really dropped the ball with them. Starting with the whole Protro fiasco, the price point of the shoe and the colorways actually released.

Who cares about the damn Undefeated pack. Nike could've easily released to OG black colorway, Inlines, MLK's and that would've been way better than the pack. Heck one of the simple USA colorways from this summer would've been well received. They really **** the bed here...
 
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Nike isnt going to give us all the fire retros right off the bat. They dont want us to be satisfied and have all the 4's we want for the next "X" amount of years.

They will protro some OG's and add some new cw's so when the next batch of 4's come out we are ready.

I can hardly wait till they stop doing the "spend a whole year on one model" routine. I understand why they do it but I cant help but feel that there is buyers exhaustion to the causal consumers.

Give me a 5 one week, a 6 the next month, etc.
 
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Not sure if any of you are following the air Max2 light retros, but Nike at one point was dropping an underwhelming/bad cw almost weekly.... I’m pretty sure there is 20+ cws of that model.

Why can’t the Kobe line get more cws? The IV had arguably the most great cws of the whole white line during the original run.

Maybe Nike isn’t impressed with the sales on the model? Most of us know they’ll go on sale, or coupon codes will be available sooner or later, so we wait... all Nike has to do is, drop msrp but$20 or so, and most will grab pairs at retail.
 
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Nike isnt going to give us all the fire retros right off the bat. They dont want us to be satisfied and have all the 4's we want for the next "X" amount of years.

They will protro some OG's and add some new cw's so when the next batch of 4's come out we are ready.

I can hardly wait till they stop doing the "spend a whole year on one model" routine. I understand why they do it but I cant help but feel that there is buyers exhaustion to the causal consumers.

Give me a 5 one week, a 6 the next month, etc.
I think it has more to do with factories as far as that goes. It takes time, which costs them money to change to different shoes, so they have a run of a certain shoe/model, then move to the next. This is why some retros are re-tooled to use different midsoles than the original, this mainly happens with air max or Nike basketball retros.
 
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Not sure if any of you are following the air Max2 light retros, but Nike at one point was dropping an underwhelming/bad cw almost weekly.... I’m pretty sure there is 20+ cws of that model.

Why can’t the Kobe line get more cws? The IV had arguably the most great cws of the whole white line during the original run.

Maybe Nike isn’t impressed with the sales on the model? Most of us know they’ll go on sale, or coupon codes will be available sooner or later, so we wait... all Nike has to do is, drop msrp but$20 or so, and most will grab pairs at retail.
Sales is probably the big thing but Nike did that to themselves...With the whole full length zoom ~ price hike thing...I think most people would’ve been good on a price hike if the full length zoom was actually there as they said it was...Just left a bad taste in buyers mouth...

Still fantastic performance shoes...They just didn’t give it a chance this go around...

I forget who it was earlier in the thread that said these should be on Nike ID...Can’t possibly rep that enough...I’d argue that Kobe’s Protro models would be better served with ID releases...
 
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100% agree on the ID route... drop a few OG, and previous PE cws, and leave em on ID for a couple months. Even add the option to add full length zoom. They’d make a killing.

I think Nike figured this go around, a lot of people would buy for casual, so they’d sell better...this era(4-6) are some of Nike’s best performance shoes for some, so I’d imagine majority of people buying are for use on the court, so a lot are waiting on discount for a pair they’re going to beat to **** anyway.
 
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The price of the Kobe IV retro should be around $150.

This $180 is price gouging.

These days everything with Nike is either mass produced or extremely limited.

Collectors arent going to pay $ 180 for a Kobe IV unless there’s a possibility of resell.
 
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I think it has more to do with factories as far as that goes. It takes time, which costs them money to change to different shoes, so they have a run of a certain shoe/model, then move to the next. This is why some retros are re-tooled to use different midsoles than the original, this mainly happens with air max or Nike basketball retros.
For sure. I understand why Nike does it. It just can suck as a consumer at times.
 
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It looks like players, or at least some, can ID their IVs.

The speckle sole and swoosh seems to tell that story for me. Now the question is whether us regular consumers will ever see the ID option...
 
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