While the Lakers legend is still sorely missed, his signature performance footwear line will live on on the hardwood floors and blacktop playgrounds all around the world! The latest addition to Nike‘s vastly successful Protro line of beefed up retro releases from the Kobe line combines one of the most popular on-court models with arguably its most sought-after color way.

The head-turning black and yellow design (including the subtle yet powerful red scratch details!) has been an instant fan-favorite back in the day and is a no-brainer choice to return on one of the line’s top-notch performance silhouettes. After numerous editions of the Kobe V have proven their capabilities in today’s game in the NBA bubble as well as the ensuing Playoffs, this five will be desired equally for its on-court prowess and its off-court appeal.