Nike Kobe 5 Protro: Once a Legend, always a Legend

When it was first released in 2009, the fifth Kobe shoe under Nike delivered on the court and made waves off it. Fast forward to 2020, the shoe is back not only to honor Kobe's illustrious past but also to serve the current warriors of the court. Specifically, the Nike Kobe 5 Protro delivers the following: 

Updated grip. The 'heartbeat' pattern has a stronger grip on the playing surface, especially when compared to the earlier versions of the fifth Kobe.

Springy cushioning. The updates in the Nike Kobe 5 Protro's cushioning system deliver reliable responsiveness and impact protection  while keeping the shoe low to the ground. 

Supportive fit. The materials that make up this Nike hoop shoe ensure that the foot is reliably supported especially during aggressive movements.

Special colorways of the Nike Kobe 5 Protro

The Nike Kobe 5 Protro comes in a lot of colorways such as the following: 

Big Stage. The Big Stage colorway of this low-top basketball shoe honors the tenth anniversary of Kobe Bryant's fifth championship.

5 Rings. Kobe Bryant won the NBA championship five times, and the '5 Rings' colorway pays homage to this rare achievement.  


The current trend of Nike Kobe 5 Protro.
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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.