MAN UK EU CM WM GS
3.5
2.5
35.5
22
5W
3.5Y
4
3
36
22.5
5.5W
4Y
4.5
3.5
36.5
23
6W
4.5Y
5
4
37.5
23.5
6.5W
5Y
5.5
4.5
38
24
7W
5.5Y
6
5.5
38.5
24
7.5W
6Y
6.5
6
39
24.5
8W
6.5Y
7
6
40
25
8.5W
7Y
7.5
6.5
40.5
25.5
9W
7.5Y
8
7
41
26
9.5W
8Y
8.5
7.5
42
26.5
10W
8.5Y
9
8
42.5
27
10.5W
9Y
9.5
8.5
43
27.5
11W
9.5Y
10
9
44
28
11.5W
10.5
9.5
44.5
28.5
12W
11
10
45
29
12.5W
11.5
10.5
45.5
29.5
13W
12
11
46
30
13.5W
12.5
11.5
47
30.5
14W
13
12
47.5
31
14.5W
13.5
12.5
48
31.5
15W
14
13
48.5
32
15.5W
15
14
49.5
33
16W
16
15
50.5
34
16.5W
17
16
51.5
35
17W
18
17
52.5
36
17.5W

Nike Kobe 6 Protro Reverse Grinch

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MAN UK EU CM WM GS
3.5
2.5
35.5
22
5W
3.5Y
4
3
36
22.5
5.5W
4Y
4.5
3.5
36.5
23
6W
4.5Y
5
4
37.5
23.5
6.5W
5Y
5.5
4.5
38
24
7W
5.5Y
6
5.5
38.5
24
7.5W
6Y
6.5
6
39
24.5
8W
6.5Y
7
6
40
25
8.5W
7Y
7.5
6.5
40.5
25.5
9W
7.5Y
8
7
41
26
9.5W
8Y
8.5
7.5
42
26.5
10W
8.5Y
9
8
42.5
27
10.5W
9Y
9.5
8.5
43
27.5
11W
9.5Y
10
9
44
28
11.5W
10.5
9.5
44.5
28.5
12W
11
10
45
29
12.5W
11.5
10.5
45.5
29.5
13W
12
11
46
30
13.5W
12.5
11.5
47
30.5
14W
13
12
47.5
31
14.5W
13.5
12.5
48
31.5
15W
14
13
48.5
32
15.5W
15
14
49.5
33
16W
16
15
50.5
34
16.5W
17
16
51.5
35
17W
18
17
52.5
36
17.5W

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MANUFACTURER SKU: FV4921 600

COLORWAY: Bright Crimson/Black/Electric Green

NICKNAME: Reverse Grinch

SILHOUETTE: Nike Kobe 6

RELEASE DATE: 12-16-2023

MAIN COLOR: Red

The Nike Kobe 6 Protro Reverse Grinch is a highly coveted sneaker that pays homage to one of Kobe Bryant’s most iconic colorways while incorporating modern design elements for enhanced performance. Released on the 15th of December 2023, this sneaker is a part of Nike’s Protro series, which stands for ‘performance retro’, aimed at updating classic models with new technology and materials.

The ‘Reverse Grinch’ nickname refers to its colour scheme, which reverses the original “Grinch” colorway from the Kobe 6 line. The original Grinch colorway, inspired by the fictional character from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” featured a vibrant green upper with red accents, symbolizing the Grinch’s iconic outfit. The Reverse Grinch flips this colour scheme, showcasing a bright red upper with green accents, creating a striking and eye-catching appearance.

The Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Reverse Grinch” captivates with its striking blend of boldness and timelessness. One of the standout features of the Kobe 6 Protro Reverse Grinch is its construction. The upper is crafted from a combination of synthetic materials and mesh, offering durability, breathability, and a lightweight feel. Instantly noticeable is its vivid and captivating colour scheme, a clever reversal of the iconic “Grinch” colorway that originally made waves. The bright red colour dominates the upper, creating a bold statement on and off the court. Green accents are strategically placed throughout the shoe, including the Swoosh branding on the sides, the Kobe logo on the tongue, and the heel counter, adding contrast and visual interest.

This creative reinterpretation not only pays homage to the original Grinch but also carves out a distinct path of its own. The midsole of the Kobe 6 Protro Reverse Grinch is equipped with Nike’s Zoom Air cushioning technology, providing responsive and springy cushioning with every step. This technology is designed to enhance the wearer’s agility and explosiveness, making it an ideal choice for basketball players and athletes seeking optimal performance on the court. What sets this sneaker apart are the meticulous design elements woven into its fabric. The scale-like texture adorning the upper adds depth and dimension, hinting at the snake-inspired motif that pays tribute to Kobe Bryant’s “Black Mamba” moniker. This attention to detail is emblematic of Nike’s dedication to crafting sneakers that not only perform exceptionally but also tell a story through their aesthetic.

The interplay of contrasting hues, with the vibrant red dominating the upper and the striking green accents strategically placed throughout, creates a harmonious yet attention-grabbing visual impact. It’s a testament to the design team’s ability to balance boldness with subtlety, resulting in a sneaker that stands out on the court and off. In terms of design details, the Reverse Grinch stays true to the Kobe 6’s original silhouette, with a low-top profile for freedom of movement and a sleek, streamlined look. The outsole features a traction pattern inspired by the serpent, a nod to Kobe Bryant’s “Black Mamba” nickname and his on-court presence.

Beyond its performance capabilities, the Kobe 6 Protro Reverse Grinch holds significant cultural and nostalgic value. Kobe Bryant, a basketball legend known for his relentless work ethic and competitive spirit, wore the original Grinch colorway during memorable games, adding to its legendary status among sneaker enthusiasts and basketball fans alike.

The release of the Nike Kobe 6 Protro Reverse Grinch sparked excitement and anticipation within the sneaker community, with many fans eager to own a piece of Kobe Bryant’s legacy. The “Reverse Grinch” isn’t just a shoe; it’s a slice of basketball history. Inspired by Kobe Bryant’s iconic Christmas Day game in 2010, when he first unveiled the “Grinch” colorway, this sneaker is a homage to his legacy. Having a pair is a way to grasp a fragment of Kobe’s profound influence in basketball and beyond. Its unique colorway, combined with its performance-driven design, makes it a standout choice for collectors, athletes, and anyone seeking a stylish and functional sneaker with a rich backstory.

 

FAQ

What’s the story behind the Reverse Grinch?

The Reverse Grinch is a reiteration of the original Kobe 6 Grinch. Following his passing, the Reverse Grinch is a homage to the beloved Grinch, which made waves when the Lakers won the Christmas Day game in 2010.

When did the Reverse Grinch come out?

December 15th, 2023.

How does the Reverse Grinch fit?

These shoes fit true to size, however individual size preferences may vary.

Why are the Reverse Grinch special?

The Nike Kobe 6 Protro “Grinch” stands out as among Nike’s finest creations. Its narrative, holiday-inspired theme, and association with Kobe elevate it to legendary status. Originally Christmas footwear, these shoes have surpassed their seasonal origins, becoming favourites among athletes and sneaker enthusiasts who wear them throughout the year.

 

Delivery

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  • Same-Day Delivery is now available for selected Melbourne metro areas, click here for more.

Processing time may vary by ‘IN-STOCK’ and ‘PRE-ORDER’ options. ‘In-stock’ products will be shipped out the next business day (except for mystery box orders are processed in 1-4 business days), whereas ‘Pre-order’ products will be shipped out in 10-15 business days.

Delivery speed depends on what courier service you choose at check out. Learn more here.

Australian orders:

  • By regular Auspost: approximately 1-3 business days to VIC and 2-6 business days to other states.
  • By express Auspost: approximately 1 business day to VIC and 1-3 business days to other states.

International orders:

By DHL Express International: approximately 1 business day to New Zealand and 2-5 business days to most of the other countries. International customers are responsible for custom delays, any additional fees, or taxes after the item ships.

2023 Christmas lodgement dates for most Australian states

We are recommending lodgement by the following dates for delivery within most states in Australia by Christmas (excludes items sent to and from Perth and Darwin):

  • Parcel Post: Tuesday 19 December*

    • NSW: 19 December*
    • ACT: 19 December*
    • VIC: 19 December*
    • OLD: 19 December*
    • SA: 19 December*
    • WA: 15 December*
    • TAS: 19 December*
    • NT: 15 December*
  • Express Post: Thursday 21 December

    • NSW: 21 December*
    • ACT: 21 December*
    • VIC: 21 December*
    • OLD: 22 December*
    • SA: 21 December*
    • WA: 20 December*
    • TAS: 21 December*
    • NT: 20 December*

For more detailed state lane breakdowns (including Perth and Darwin), please visit the Australia Post and StarTrack websites.

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