Nike has announced Mamba Week, a celebration of the life and legacy of the late Kobe Bryant. Starting Aug 23rd, the celebration includes a $1 million donation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, the amplification of Mamba Mentality through the Mamba League and the release of Kobe V Protro shoes and a limited-edition jersey. Below is a reveal of what’s releasing:
Kobe V Protro “Big Stage”
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Kobe’s fifth championship, the Big Stage colorway returns in a Protro version. This updated edition also features tattoo-style detailing of Bryant’s notable achievements from the 2009-10 season. The shoe releases August 23 in North America.
Kobe V Protro “5x Champ”
Kobe Bryant’s commitment to the game on and off the court reflects the Mamba Mentality that drove him to become a five-time champion and one of the greatest athletes of his generation. The Kobe V Protro 5x Champ reinterprets the championship-themed jackets gifted to Kobe after his second and third titles. The shoe retains its patented leather finish in purple and black with gold accents, and the insole features a five-star graphic print. It releases August 24 in North America.
Kobe V Protro Girls EYBL
Inspired by the mythological character Medusa and her ability to freeze onlookers with a single glance, the Kobe V Protro Girls EYBL features a green upper, gold accents and scaled detailing. The shoe releases August 29 in North America.
Kobe V Protro x Undefeated “What If” Pack
In June of 1996, 12 teams passed on Kobe Bryant in the draft. One pair in this Undefeated two-pack collaboration is comprised of a combination of colors from those 12 teams, while the other pair includes colors from the franchise that made the trade, symbolizing the What If? motivation that drove him to outwork his opponents. Both pairs feature gold accents that reference his career championships. The pack releases August 27 in North America at Undefeated stores.
Los Angeles Lakers City Edition Jersey Black Mamba
Originally released in 2017 as part of Nike’s Lore Series and co-designed by Kobe, the Black Mamba-inspired Lakers City Edition uniform returns. The jersey features a faux-snakeskin print, 16 stars on the side panels and the scoop neck from LA’s Showtime-era uniforms. Both of Kobe’s retired numbers, 8 and 24, grace the jersey, an arrangement that symbolizes Kobe’s career and the day dedicated to his impact on the game. The jersey releases August 24 in North America.