The 'Bruce Lee' Kobe 5 Protro Releasing Sooner Than Expected

The highly anticipated Nike Kobe 5 'Bruce Lee' Protro is finally releasing in November 2020. Click here to learn more.

Nike Kobe 5 Protro 'Bruce Lee' CD4991 700 Pair
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Nike Kobe 5 Protro 'Bruce Lee' CD4991 700 Pair

Along with the rumored release of an alternate colorway, the original Nike Kobe 5 "Bruce Lee" makeup may be returning later this year.

Thanks to thesneakerbrief is a first look at what's expected to be the Protro version of the shoe. This style was first introduced on this specific model back in 2010 and it features a black and yellow-based upper that draws inspiration from the bodysuit Bruce Lee wore in "The Game of Death." Adding to the look are four red scratch marks near the toebox that are inspired by the chest wounds Lee suffered while fighting in "Enter the Dragon."

As of now, the release info surrounding the Nike Kobe 5 Protro "Bruce Lee" remains unknown, but keep it locked to Sole Collector for updates.

UPDATE (10/07): Many months have passed since we first learned that the "Bruce Lee" Nike Kobe 5 is returning in Protro form, and we may finally have a release date for the coveted style as street8oy is now reporting that the shoe is slated to hit stores on Nov. 27. As of now, a release date hasn't been confirmed by Nike, but stay tuned for updates.

UPDATE (10/29): Alongside the "Alternate Bruce Lee" colorway, retailers have confirmed that the "Bruce Lee" Kobe 5 Protro is also releasing on Nov. 27, which coincides with Lee's birthday. Grab a detailed look below.

UPDATE (11/11): The Kobe 5 Protro "Bruce Lee" appears to be returning earlier than initially anticipated as J23app now reports that the popular style is hitting shelves on Nov. 24. 

Nike Kobe 5 Protro 'Bruce Lee' CD4991-700 Lateral
Nike Kobe 5 Protro 'Bruce Lee' CD4991-700 Medial
Nike Kobe 5 Protro 'Bruce Lee' CD4991-700 Top
Nike Kobe 5 Protro 'Bruce Lee' CD4991-700 Heel
Nike Kobe 5 Protro 'Bruce Lee' CD4991-700 Outsole