Nike's Kobe Protro series, which began with a retooled version of the Nike Kobe 1, will reportedly continue later this month with the release of the Nike Kobe IV Protro. 

According to Sneaker News, the Nike Kobe IV will return on February 14 in a "White/Orion Blue-Varsity Purple" colorway, which is the same color code as the Charlotte Hornets inspired "Draft Day" rendition that debuted in 2009.

Nike rolled out several colorways of their Kobe 1 Protro line last February during the NBA All-Star Weekend, so it's reasonable to believe the Kobe IV Protro will follow the same pattern. 

Like the Kobe 1 Protro, it is believed the Kobe IV Protro will look exactly the same as the original but with functional, up-to-date technology and cushioning.

Nike has not yet announced any official specs of the 2019 Nike Kobe IV, but we expect to learn more in the near future as the February 14 release date approaches.