Update: February 24, 12:30pm (Singapore time)
More images of the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Proto “Lakers” have surfaced, giving us a closer look at the sneaker. Check out the images in the gallery below.
Update: March 26, 12:17 pm (Singapore time)
According to SNS, the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Lakers” will drop on April 1st. The sneaker is rumored to have a price tag of US$180 (Approx. S$260.60). Stay tuned for more updates on a Singapore release.
Update: April 2, 10:40 am (Singapore time)
Unfortunately, the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro has been delayed again. At the moment, no new drop date has been set. Stay tuned for updates.
The loss of Kobe Bryant was truly and painfully felt over All-Star Weekend. Everyone brought out their Kobe grails, performed tributes and wore his jersey to commemorate his amazing legacy with the NBA. Anthony Davis, Lakers forward, took it a step further, bringing out an unreleased Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro that came in a Lakers colorway.
Like prior Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protros, the sneaker is likely to come equipped with a Zoom unit in the forefoot and a softer foam in the midsole. It’s also expected to have the revised traction pattern that improves on the grip issues that plagued the original Kobe 5.
The Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Lakers” will be dressed in predominantly purple synthetic uppers with black overlays and yellow accents. The heel counter will be made from a black mesh layered with a shiny black heel cap that bears Kobe’s signature. The uppers will sit atop white midsoles and icy blue outsoles.
A release date for the Nike Zoom Kobe 5 Protro “Lakers” was originally set for March 26; however, we are unsure of how Nike will handle Kobe releases after his passing. Stay tuned for updates.
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