Kobe Bryant's sneaker releases remain halted following his surprising passing in late-January, but a new colorway of one of his most popular models appears to be ready for retail.
The Nike Kobe 5 Protro surfaces with a Lakers-inspired palette of black, purple and gold. Perhaps the most appealing features are the Los Angeles graphic printed lining and insoles, which bear a purple and gold cityscape. Capping off the look is a white midsole and icy translucent sole. The shoe has been one of Anthony Davis' go-to pairs as of late, including in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.
As Bryant's sneaker releases have been indefinitely been delayed, Nike hasn't confirmed a release date for this pair, but it has popped up on some retail calendars for March 26. We'll keep you updated as new information is announced.
UPDATE (03/25): Despite being advertised for a Wednesday, April 1 release via Sneakersnstuff, Nike has confirmed that this "Lakers" Kobe 5 Protro will not be dropping next week, which is perhaps indicative that the brand is still holding off on releasing Kobe-related product. "Specific launch dates will be confirmed at a later date," reads a statement from the Swoosh.
Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro "Lakers"
Release Date: TBA
Style #: CD4991-500