Where to Buy the Nike Kobe 5 Protro “5x Champ” on Mamba Day
OG Post 02.23.20 // We’re all still shaken to the core from Kobe Bryant’s untimely passing, which is what makes writing any Mamba-related release one of the most difficult tasks in our day. It’s been less than a month since his death, and already there’s a Nike Kobe release on the way. Is it too soon? Perhaps, but there’s really no perfect time to resume after such devastating events. We all know how much input Kobe had into the performance of his signature line — even continuing to do so after his retirement. He wanted everyone who laced up Kobes to be the best they could be found the ground up. and it showed; his signature line is still one of the most worn in NBA and by weekend warriors the world over. Of course, there would not be a more fitting way to resume his signature line than with one that dons his famed Lakers colors — colors that Kobe bled for for 20 seasons.
This “Lakers” Nike Kobe 5 Protro has been seen before, on-foot of Laker big man Anthony Davis, as well as already having been released at select overseas accounts. Some US retailers have them even listed for a March release. All of that combined has put Nike in a tough spot as far as a posthumous release. Just exactly when they will release is still up in the air, but with official images landing today, we can hopefully expect them to arrive soon. Be prepared for a March 26th release, but given the circumstances, it may likely change.
Take in a detailed look at the pair below, and make sure you’re following our official Twitter account for further details over the coming weeks
Update 03.25.20 // It looks like we’ll finally be getting a release of the “5x Champ” Nike Kobe 5 Protro, with retailers SNS listing an April 1st drop date. Other retailers are ye to announce their dates, but we’ll be sure to keep this article and our Twitter feed updated with any and all amendments. Stay tuned for more.
Update 04.01.20 // After last week’s updated release date, retailers SNS have since removed the page for the Kobe 5 “Lakers”. With no foreseeable release in sight, make sure you’re following our official Twitter account for future updates.
Update 08.08.20 // Several retailers are now reporting that the release of the Nike Kobe 5 “5x Champ” will occur on Mamba Day. August 24th. The Nike Kobe 5 Protro “Big Stage” will be releasing the day before, August 23rd, and the EYBL Kobe 5 will be arriving on August 29th.
Nike Kobe 5 Protro “5x Champ”
Style Code: CD4991-500
Color: Court Purple/Black-University Gold
Release Date: August 24th, 2020
Where to Buy:
Nike.com @ 10 am ET
Foot Locker @ 10 am ET
Eastbay @ 10 am ET
Champs @ 10 am ET
Nice Kicks @ 5 pm ET
Foot Patrol Raffle