For his sixth signature sneaker, the Nike Zoom Kobe VI, Nike was heavily inspired by Kobe’s nickname, the Black Mamba. Also known as the ‘Glass Blue,’ the Zoom Kobe 6 ‘Helicopter’ features a grey base on its snakeskin-textured polyurethane upper. This is showcased by the reptilian design on the upper, scale-like pattern on the outsole, and Nike even imprinted “VENOMENON” in the front of the midsole. Infused with dual-layer memory foam to create a customized fit, the Zoom Kobe 6 also integrates a Glass Blue Phylon midsole with Zoom Air cushioning on the heel and forefoot, while Vibrant Yellow emerges on the branding and outsole. The Bluegrass, dark gray and vibrant yellow colorway is complemented by Kobe’s John Hancock on the back heels.