Kobe Bryant’s playing days are over, which means watching Kobe lead the men’s national team to victory can only be revisited through highlights. Seriously, check out his Gold Medal game against Spain in the 2008 Beijing Olympics – one of the hidden gems in the Black Mamba’s catalog – if you’re feeling a bit nostalgic. Nike Basketball still has a firm grasp on Team USA’s roster and even though Kobe won’t be representing the squad, his Nike Kobe Venomenon 5 will with this patriotic colorway. A clean white base is accented by Team Red Swoosh branding while a unique heel construction sports both an icy finish and an underlying Midnight Navy to match the midsole/outsole combination.
Nike Basketball is releasing an alternative model from the “USA” Nike Kobe 11. For those that are a fan of the Venomenon line, the Nike Kobe Venomenon 5 “USA” will be landing at stores very soon. This Olympic USA inspired Nike Kobe Venomenon 5 features a White, Team Red and Midnight Navy color combination. Using White through the base along with Red and Midnight Navy accents, they are completed with a translucent outsole and a hint of Ice Blue by the heel.