October 29, 2010 BY Aaron Kr.
There was no better way for Kobe Bryant to open up his 2010-11 NBA Season. His Lakers started the night by receiving their championship rings, which marked the fifth overall for the 15-year veteran, and ended it with a comeback win over the Houston Rockets. During that game, Kobe wore yet another commemorative colorway of the Nike Zoom Kobe V aptly nicknamed the ‘5 Rings’, which featured a graffiti-like graphic on the upper and a yellow-to-purple gradient on the midsole. A few lucky Californians had the opportunity to purchase the limited Nike Zoom Kobe V ‘5 Rings’ Humidor Collector’s Box, which housed the shoes in a gorgeous package rivaling the most elegant craftsmanship in the world.
Here we have a detailed look at this limited edition collector’s item; the shoes are packaged in a yellow sac with a Nike swoosh, Kobe’s shozoku logo, and five stars, and comes alongisde a 5-Rings t-shirt with cigars spelling out the magic number. On the outer facade of the box is a glossy woodgrain finish with the 5 stars as well as Kobe’s logo fashioned onto the exterior, with a golden tassel hanging from the handle. Inside the faces of the fresh wooden box are laserings of various Kobe-specific imagery, like the Black Mamba and the same graphic print seen on the shoes. Continue reading for a gallery of images via kickz-lab and if you need this limited Collector’s box, check out the prices on eBay.
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