Nike Basketball is continuing its extensive Kobe 5 renaissance with the Kobe 5 Protro “5 Rings,” a colorful salute to championship greatness. First released in the summer of 2010 after Kobe Bryant captured his fifth and final NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, the shoe boasts a bold color scheme and is awash in championship-centric details.
Uppers are mostly coated in a rich blue “Concord” tone, but add bright yellow “Midwest Gold” accents on the forefoot, Swooshes, tongue’s sheath logo and heel’s Kobe signature. An all-over print combining several “5” graphics and snake details stretches from the toe cap to the midfoot to comemmorate Kobe’s fifth title. Down below, midsoles serve up a yellow-to-blue gradient and are equipped with Zoom Air cushioning for a responsive feel. Semi-translucent outsoles complete the look.
Following in the footsteps of other styles like PJ Tucker and DeMar DeRozan PEs plus Mamba Week’s extensive slate of releases, the “5 Rings” is another important piece of Bryant’s influential footwear legacy.
The Nike Kobe Protro 5 “5 Rings” is scheduled for a September 30 release date via Nike SNKRS Korea, and is priced at $180 USD.