Original Story (04/30/20): It seems like Nike was planning to release a Bruce Lee-themed basketball collection consisting of the Kyrie 6 in two colorways and a Kobe 5 Protro. Unfortunately with Kobe’s passing, that release is now up in the air. Following a first look at the “Bruce Lee” Kyrie 6, we now have a first look at the accompanying Nike Kobe 5 Protro.

This Nike Kobe 5 Protro comes in alternate colorway of the Nike Kobe 5 “Bruce Lee” that released in 2010. The Protro version is dressed in black and grey with red and gold detailing. Four slashes appear on the upper near the toe box, just like on the pair that released ten years ago, a reference to Bruce Lee’s wounds in Enter the Dragon.

Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for any updates on this release. We’re hopeful to see a release sometime this year. Grab a first look below in the meantime.

Update (11/11/20): The Nike Kobe 5 Protro “Bruce Lee” and “Bruce Lee Alt” have been officially confirmed to release on November 24th via Nike SNKRs and select retailers.

Nike Kobe 5 Protro “Bruce Lee”
Color: Del Sol/Metallic Silver-Comet Red-Black
Style Code: CD4991-700
Release Date: November 24, 2020
Price: $180 USD

Nike Kobe 5 Protro “Bruce Lee Alt”
Color: White/Black-Comet Red-White
Style Code: CD4991-101
Release Date: November 24, 2020
Price: $180 USD

Update (10/07/20): Though not yet officially confirmed, the Nike Kobe 5 Protro “Bruce Lee” is slated to release on November 27th (according to street8oy/IG). If this is true, we can expect the Alternate colorway and two “Bruce Lee” Kyrie 6s to also release on or around this date. Official images of all four shoes are shown below.

Nike Kyrie 6 “Bruce Lee”
Color: Comet Red/Black-Metallic Silver-Del Sol
Style Code: CJ1290-600
Release Date: Fall 2020
Price: $140 USD

Nike Kyrie 6 “Bruce Lee”
Color: Black/White-Del Sol-Gym Red
Style Code: CJ1290-001
Release Date: Fall 2020
Price: $140 USD

Update (05/26/20): Official images of the Bruce Lee Kobe 5 Protros are here, both in the OG colorway and the new Alternate colorway. Both are expected to arrive this summer. Stay tuned for official release info.

Update (05/15/20): Following a detailed look at the alternate version of the “Bruce Lee” Kobe 5s, we can now confirm that the original 2010 “Bruce Lee” Kobe 5s were also planned to release in Protro form. None of Bryant’s signature shoes have released since his passing so we’re still not sure if these will drop, but they exist. Grab a first look at the Protros below, courtesy of The Sneaker Brief:

Update (05/04/20): Here’s a better look at the alternate “Bruce Lee” Protro 5s.

First look photos:



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