October 21, 2010 BY John Kim
Kobe Bryant racked up his fifth overall gold ring this past June and as he begins his quest to match Michael Jordan and his two championship three-peats, Kobe fans will have an opportunity to add the Nike Zoom Kobe V ‘5 Rings’ to the collection of Kobe Vs. Much like the Nike Zoom Kobe IV ‘4 Rings’, the updated version utilizes a gradient scheme in Kobe’s Laker colorways, although this time it will be used only on the midsole and the on the 5 Rings graphic on the upper (which begins the yellow-to-purpole fade just on the upper lace placket of the shoe). The graffiti-like graphic features numerous illustrations of the number five and is printed all over the upper, with the exception of the heel cup and mesh collar. The Kobe V 5 Rings will feature a translucent outsole as well a special ‘MVP’ insole, paying tribute the Black Mamba’s MVP performance throughout the seven-game series. Take a detailed look at the Nike Zoom Kobe V ‘5 Rings’ after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for all your Kobe Bryant news and updates. via NT.