Originally released back in 2010, the Nike Kobe 5 “5 Rings” is self-explanatory. The theme released in celebration of Kobe’s 5th and last NBA Finals win. 

Nowadays, NBA players are lucky to grab up one ring and to even mention Kobe having 5 brings back so many good memories for Laker and Kobe fans alike. While Nike continues to celebrate the legacy Kobe Bryant left us to look back on, they are now set to return the 5 Rings iteration from 2010 in Protro form this Fall 2020.

Dressed exactly like the OG, the entire upper features a Concord Purple upper where tonal writing is placed throughout the entire base. Yellow then begins to have a role on the Nike Swoosh and toe area where more themed writing is placed in and easier to see due to the contrasted yellow to concord look. A concord tongue, laces, sockliner, and mesh heel begin to add other supportive elements to the sneaker while yellow is used again to allow Kobe branding to pop. A gradient midsole encases Nike’s Zoom technology while an icy grey outsole adds the final touches to the Protro return.


As of now, an official release date has not been scheduled but fans can expect a drop to go down later this year in the Fall season via select Nike retailers and Nike.com. The retail price has been set for $180. Feel free to enjoy detailed images of the pair below and make sure to stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more of the latest Nike x Kobe news.

Nike Kobe 5 Protro “5 Rings”
Color: Concord/Midwest Gold
Style Code: CD4991-400
Release Date: October 15th, 2020
Price: $180

UPDATE: Already released overseas, it looks like the Nike Kobe 5 Protro “5 Rings” will be releasing in the US on October 15th, 2020. Stay tuned for any details.

UPDATE 9/26: Official images are now loaded for the upcoming Nike Kobe 5 Protro scheduled to hit retailers overseas on September 30th overseas. Stay tuned for links & more details on the stateside release.