While he tries to capture an elusive three-peat this season, Kobe Bryant will be lacing up his new signature sneaker, the Nike Zoom Kobe VI
. This innovative basketball sneaker has an ultra supportive, lightweight upper and a design that was inspired by Kobe's often forgotten moniker, the Black Mamba. As far as the design in concerned, they feature "reptile scales" on the upper, a Black Mamba-inspired outsole, and a "stenciled" Swoosh on the side panel. When it comes to performance, the Nike Zoom Kobe VI
features a urethane outer with Flywire technology, Zoom Air, a dual-density sock liner that custom molds to your foot, and a low-to-the-ground profile that enables quicker cuts on the court. Finally, Nike did a play on the word phenomenon, and imprinted the word "VENOMENON" on the front of the midsole.