With the news yesterday, it’s hard to speak of Kobe without sullen expression, but a man of his influence deserves to be immortalized and remembered far into the distant future. Shaking the world of the NBA almost irrevocably, the athlete has undeniably left his mark in the realm of accolades, awards, and the like — but more tangibly, his memory will live on by way of his many Nike signatures. The Kobe 5 Protro, which reignited the line of eponymous silhouettes most recently, arrives yet again for a bittersweet send off, dressing to the identity of two pairs: the Big Stage Home colorway as well as the Parade PE. Split down the middle, the kit lies asymmetric with the chaotic print sprawled in an all-over execution, only finding its way to the lateral on one foot and the medial on the other. Its direct opposite in terms of design then affixes with a seemingly blank white fixture with debossed patterns embedded into the construction. Grab a look at the release right her and find it to release on February 7th at Nike.com.
Updated January 28th, 2020: Foot Locker has removed this release from their launch calendar. As of now, it appears that the release is postponed. Stay tuned.
Nike Kobe 5 Protro
Release Date: February 7th, 2020
Color: White/Metallic Gold-Black
Style Code: CT8014-100