Original Posting (02/12/2020): While we all mourn the less of the late and great Kobe Bean Bryant, it appears as if the Swoosh may be releasing a new colorway of his fifth signature shoe—the Nike Kobe 5 Protro. The ‘Big Stage’ colorway of the Kobe 5 Protro was supposed to release this month, on Friday, February 7th. But, unfortunately, the tragic passing of Kobe affected the release of the parade pair’s release, as the colorway has been postponed to this day, and potentially may not release at all in the future.
However, social media user @NikeZoomKobe has reported that the next Nike Kobe 5 Protro colorway is set to release sometime in March, in Los Angeles Lakers. While Nike has yet to officially confirm whether or not this pair will be releasing, this colorway is rumored to release this March, In 2020.
This new offering of the Kobe 5 Protro arrives inspired by the colors of Kobe’s team, the Los Angeles Lakers. The shoe features a Purple synthetic upper, paired with Black accents throughout the upper, with Gold outlining it. Further details include a snakeskin patterned Black heel counter and metallic Silver Kobe branding on the tongue. A White Cushlon foam midsole rides atop an icy translucent outsole to complete the look.
Let us know what you think of the next Nike Kobe 5 Protro colorway in the comments below. Keep it locked here as we further update you with new details surrounding this release in the near future. Rest in peace, Black Mamba.
Nike Kobe 5 Protro ‘Lakers’
Color: Court Purple/Black/University Gold
Style Code: CD4991-500
Release Date: To Be Determined
UPDATE (03/25/2020): Despite being listed as a release for Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, per sneakersnstuff, Nike has confirmed the release date for the Kobe 5 Protro ‘Lakers’ is still to be determined.
UPDATE (02/22/2020): Official photos of the Nike Kobe 5 Protro ‘Lakers’ have been unveiled, and currently are still rumored to release Wednesday, March 26th, 2020. However, this date is still subject to change as we are unaware of how Nike will handle further Kobe releases.
UPDATE (02/18/2020): The Nike Kobe 5 Protro ‘Lakers’ has received a rumored release date of Wednesday, March 26th, 2020. Information on the quantity of the release has to be unveiled. In addition, the release date has yet to be confirmed by Nike, so stay tuned as we learn more about this, and how Nike will handle future Kobe releases in the near future.
UPDATE (02/16/2020): Anthony Davis debuts the upcoming Nike Kobe 5 Protro colorway in Lakers colors, which is expected to release in March 2020.