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The Nike Venomenon series is added to the Kobe basketball shoes list as a line of budget models. It was originally designed as an outdoor basketball sneaker for non-stateside wearers. Currently, stateside buyers can cop these affordable Kobe sneakers.
The Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 6 is equipped with Phylon and two Zoom units. This setup provides enough responsiveness and impact protection. The traction has a good grip on court floors. The upper is a combination of mesh for breathability and fuse for durability.
Cushion. The midsole of the Zoom Kobe Venomenon 6 has full-length Phylon with Zoom technology. The Zoom unit at the forefoot is bottom-loaded to give a low-to-the-ground feel with adequate responsiveness. The Zoom unit at the heel absorbs impact upon landing.
Traction. The outsole of the Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 6 has an extra durable rubber (XDR) on Asian releases. For the stateside release, Nike uses a regular rubber compound. Unless it has an XDR outsole, the shoe is designed to be used indoors. The traction is said to have a snake skin pattern. It bites indoor court floors well and minimal wiping is advised.
Length and Width. Nike manufactures and designs shoes in the standard widths and lengths. As for the Zoom Kobe Venomenon 6, testers with wider feet claim the shoe fits them comfortably like a glove. New buyers with narrow to normal feet are advised to fit the shoe first before buying.
Lockdown. The Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 6 utilizes simple and flat shoelaces for lockdown. The tongue and inner side of the upper have an ample amount of foam padding to give the ankle a comfortable hug and support.
The upper of the Zoom Kobe Venomenon 6 is made of tightly woven mesh for breathability. Certain areas of the shoe such as the toe cap and midfoot area have fuse overlays for durability. From the midfoot to the heel, the molded rubber provides stability to the wearer. The midsole has a midfoot shank for a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
The Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 6 is a low-top shoe with a very simple design. It has a half-bootie construction for easy putting on and removal. Swoosh logos are found on the forefoot, medial side, and insole of the shoe. To mark the shoe model as part of Kobe’s budget series, his logos are found on the tongue and heel counter. A rope pull tab is strategically placed to aid in putting the shoe in.