A sneaker that Devin Booker wore across two seasons from 2019-2021 is the Nike Kobe 4.
The Nike Kobe 4 originally released for the Black Mamba’s 2008-09 season and was revolutionary for it’s low-cut design. This was a direct request from Kobe Bryant, who saw how soccer players played faster with a lower-cut boot. The Kobe 4s worn by D Book are a “Protro” version, which slimmed the heel shape and increased the range of the traction. The heel Zoom Air and soft phylon foam remained in the cushioning, providing lightweight bounce when landing on the heel. The upper features synthetic leather uppers, with Flywire panels in the midfoot for added lockdown.
D-Book notably wore PEs of the Kobe 4 Protro, although his UNDFTD collab Suns colorway did release (you can find this HERE.) The Phoenix guard also wore his violet PE his first game since Kobe’s passing in January 2020. Booker busted out the “Fade to Black” version back in 2016 as well.
You can find the Nike Kobe 4 at StockX, GOAT, Stadium Goods, and Flight Club.
Cover image via The Undefeated
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