On-Foot Look at the Nike Kobe 5 Protro "X-Ray"

Teased initially by Vanessa Bryant as a possible PE, the pair is now expected to drop and has been spotted once again.

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Name: Nike Kobe 5 Protro “X-Ray”
Colorway: “Deep Royal Blue/Baltic Blue-Glacier Blue”
SKU: HJ4303-400
Retail Price: $190 USD
Release Date: October 2024
Retailers: Nike

Update: After popping up again last week, the Nike Kobe 5 Protro “X-Ray” has appeared on-foot courtesy of @knowing_kicks, offering our best look at the shoe yet. The skeleton motif appears in white atop a blue build with Bryant’s signature placed at its typical spot at the heel. Release remains anticipated for this October via Nike SNKRS and select retailers at a price of $190 USD. For more info about the pair, review our initial updates below.


Update: With much of Nike Basketball’s focus on the Kobe 4, 6 and 8 Protro, the Kobe 5 Protro has only recently started to pick up steam again. First spotted this year in this “X-Ray” colorway courtesy of Vanessa Bryant, which was initially thought to possibly just be a PE, we now have another look at the pair and some tentative release details. A better look at the sneaker via the Instagram post embedded below reveals the skeleton pattern going to the midfoot with a color arrangement of various dark and bright blues throughout. Release is currently expected to take place this October via Nike SNKRS and select retailers at a starting price of $190 USD.

 

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Original Story: A new Nike Kobe 5 Protro has surfaced, courtesy of Vanessa Bryant.

Vanessa recently took to her Instagram to unveil a never-before-seen Kobe 5 Protro dubbed “X-Ray.” A nod to one of Nike and Kobe‘s most iconic t-shirts, specifically the “Broken Not Beaten” one released in 2010 after Bryant won his fifth NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryan famously wore the t-shirt which featured an “X-Ray” graphic of his hand, pinpointing the injuries he had sustained over two decades in the league. His championship rings were also depicted on each finger.

Taking after the blue-hued x-ray, the shoe’s design appears to take inspiration from the color scheme, arriving in a blue upper and what seems to be a glow in the dark outsole. No official details have been announced just yet. Neither Vanessa nor Nike has confirmed if this will be a general release, friends or family iteration or perhaps even a PE. Take a look above or here.

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