The Nike Zoom Kobe 5 is finally getting its flowers as Nike launched the shoe’s Protro campaign at the beginning of the year. The delays as a result of the pandemic as well as the tragic death of Kobe and Gianna Bryant slowed down the original rollout that the Swoosh had in mind.
However, Nike correctly paid tribute to the late-great with its Mamba Week releases in honor of Bean and his legacy. Luckily, more Kobe 5s are on the way as a classic is returning.
The Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “5 Rings” is next in line as the shoe cemented the importance of the Kobe 5 as it led the Mamba to his fifth championship victory. The colorway was originally released in the summer of 2010, following the title victory. The entire upper is etched with Kobe’s accomplishments and arrives in purple and yellow fashion with a gradient hit on the midsole.
UPDATE (10/05): Anthony Davis debuted the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “5 Rings” during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The latest Kobe 5 Protro is releasing on October 15 as the shoe has emerged on the SNKRS app. Look for the pair to drop at select retailers as well.
Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “5 Rings”
Release Date: October 15, 2020