New Kobe V Protros will drop for this year’s Kobe Week

Aug 13, 2020

OFFICIALS in Orange County, California — where Kobe lived before he perished in a fatal helicopter accident in January — have voted to officially celebrate Kobe Day in their community this year. When will it be? Why, 8/24, of course.

That’s one day after Kobe’s birthday of August 23.

Which all goes to say that two Sundays from now will kick off a week of tremendous significance for fans of the late NBA superstar.

To commemorate the legacy of Bryant, Nike has announced a whole slew of Protros — modernized re-releases of classic Kobe kicks — from August 23 onwards.

In a statement, it said: “During Mamba Week, Nike will champion Kobe’s legacy and the Mamba Mentality that so fittingly represents the athlete and the man through three key efforts: providing a $1 million donation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, amplifying Kobe’s message through the Mamba League, and extending Kobe’s legacy of inspiration and innovation through select Kobe products.”

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These "select products" include a three pack of Nike Zoom Kobe Vs in ‘Big Stage,’ ‘EYBL,’ and ‘Lakers’ colorways.

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The Kobe 5 was initially released in 2010. The popular Joker-inspired ‘Chaos’ colorway for the Kobe 5 Protro dropped last January.

Recently, Nike also teased two alternate ‘Bruce Lee’ colorways for the platform.

Sneakerhead SoleByJC also leaked first looks at a new Undefeated x Kobe 5 Protro collab, dubbed the ‘Hall of Fame.’ It will sport a gold colorway with purple gradients, and will be released as part of another three-pack in the fall season. Check out the pics below. (Can you spot the upside down Kobe logo?)

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