This Nike Kobe 6 Protro is inspired by the villain The Joker. On closer inspection, its upper has a snakeskin texture and an iridescent appearance similar to a chameleon. Next, paste Volt on the Swoosh, paste the Kobe logo on the tongue and outsole, and paste Purple on the laces. Also seen on Kobe 5 Protro in January, Heath Ledger’s Kobe 6 inspired by the clown was first released on April 9, 2011. At first glance, the sixth silhouette maintains a similar shape to its two predecessors, but a closer inspection reveals that the design update is deeply rooted in performance and storytelling. For starters, the upper is now filled with a scaly cast polyurethane shell, which is nodded with Kobe Bryant’s “Black Mamba” Alter-ego, and at the same time has higher durability.