Although a majority of the late NBA icon Kobe Bryant’s Nike products have been on pause following his tragic passing in January, it looks like new styles of the Nike Kobe 5 Protro could finally be releasing soon.
According to the sneaker-leaking Instagram account @J23app, three colorways of Bryant’s fifth signature basketball sneaker with the Swossh are hitting shelves this month.
The first colorway will arrive on Aug. 23 featuring a regal “White/Gold/Black” color scheme that features details throughout the upper celebrating when Bryant captured his fifth NBA championship in 2010 against his rivals, the Boston Celtics.
Next up is a Los Angeles Lakers-inspired colorway scheduled to drop on Aug. 24, which is also recognized as Kobe Bryant Day as a nod to the 8 and 24 jersey numbers he wore during his illustrious NBA career. The shoe dons a combination of purple and gold inspired by the team’s signature color palette, while a white foam midsole and translucent rubber outsole complete the look.
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Lastly is the “EYBL” makeup, inspired by Nike Basketball’s Elite Youth Basketball League, which is launching on Aug. 29. It sports a pine green upper that’s contrasted by white trims on the eyelets and toe cap. Additional details include a vibrant yellow sock liner, EYBL and Bryant’s logos adorning the tongue, which sits atop a green midsole and white outsole.
As of now, Nike Basketball has not confirmed that the trio of Nike Kobe 5 Protro styles are releasing but reports suggest they will drop on Nike.com and at select Nike Basketball retailers. Retail pricing will reportedly range between $180 and $200.