It’s been a month since Lakers great Kobe Bryant passed away and it appears that Nike is ready to honor him with a new sneaker release.
According to FootwearNews, Nike is set to release the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Lakers” on March 26th.
The silhouette made its retail debut in 2010 and toward the end of last year, the Swoosh reintroduced the model as part of the line’s Protro program, which gives classic shoes modern upgrades while maintaining the original aesthetics.
This was the sneaker that Bryant wore in 2010 when he captured his fifth NBA championship against the team’s longtime rivals, the Boston Celtics. The shoe features a purple-based upper and black and gold accents throughout. While Nike has not yet confirmed the release info, select retailers have this “Lakers” Zoom Kobe 5 Protro releasing on March 26.
While Nike has not yet confirmed the release info, select retailers have this “Lakers” Zoom Kobe 5 Protro releasing on March 26.
Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan have both worn the sneakers on court recently.