Nike Kobe 5 EYBL “Forest Green” Releases August 29th
Even though the EYBL Summer league has been officially canceled to adhere to COVID safe practices, the annual event’s footwear continues to surface. Just last week we got a glimpse of the athlete-exclusive pairs of Tie-Dye KD 13s and Kobe 5s and now, like years past, it appears that we’ll be getting an EYBL-branded pair for the public. Today, official images of this Nike Kobe 5 “EYBL” Forest Green have appeared, alongside information of an impending release, meaning that this may well be Nike’s first signature Kobe release since his untimely passing in January.
The special-edition pair sports a textured deep-green upper overlayed with light grey glaze at the toe, forefoot, and eyelets. Tongues, laces, and midsoles all match the aforementioned green hue, which is juxtaposed at the collar and liner’s vibrant yellow and coral pops. Capping off the design is a clean white rubber outsole, and metallic bronze branding accents throughout.
A specific release date for the EYBL Nike Kobe 5 “Forest Green” was not unveiled but reports of a Summer release are gaining momentum. Until the details arrive, grab an official look at the pair here below, and keep your eyes locked on our official Twitter account for further developments.
Update 08.08.20 // Several retailers are now reporting that the release of the Nike Kobe 5 EYBL will occur on August 29th as part of the Mamba Week celebration. The Nike Kobe 5 Protro “Lakers” will be releasing on Mamba Day (08/24), with the Kobe 5 “Big Stage/Parade” arriving on August 23rd.
Nike Kobe 5 Protro EYBL “Forest Green”
Style Code: CD4991-300
Color: Forest Green/Metallic Red Bronze-Speed Yellow-Forest Green
Release Date: August 29th, 2020
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