Towards the end of August, Nike Basketball made the decision to commemorate the death of the great Kobe Bryant with “Mamba Week”, an entire seven days dedicated to the legendary Laker that featured a specially designed uniform and batch of Kobe 5 Protro drops. While it was meant to be a celebration, it also left some with a bitter taste in their mouths considering that many used the releases as opportunity to pick up a whole lot of extra change by pushing the products straight to the resell market. However, thankfully the Swoosh team has more in-store for the coming months, one being this “Particle Grey” colorway that’s set to release in the second half of September.
First spotted on sneaker king PJ Tucker in practice just days leading up to the commencement of the NBA bubble season, this “Particle Grey” colorway is gearing up for a delivery to the public. Its the amalgam of patterns and bright accents that really bring this specific iteration to life. Titular underlays are ornamented with that of medium-sized scale patterns — a consistent element found throughout several NBA players’ Kobe 5 Protro PE’s — which are seated next to Swooshes dressed up with black polka dots. Furthermore, multi-colored hits are put into the play via UNC blue toe tips, red mesh ankle paneling, purple liners, and volt shoe strings. Beneath off all that, the Zoom-cushioned midsole and entire treading contrast with light tan exteriors. You can check out a first look at the pair here, and expect them to drop on Nike.com on September 25th.
For other news, a USA LeBron 7 colorway is dropping in 2021.
Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro "PJ Tucker"
Release Date: Sep 25th, 2020
Color: Particle Grey/Light Cream/Sail/White
Mens: $180 Style Code: CD4991-004
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