Throughout the years, we've seen Nike commemorate Black History Month with special footwear, most notably the Air Force 1. We've also seen Kobe's line pay tribute to one of his heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., since the days of the Zoom Kobe IV. This year the two ideas will be fused, as Nike's Black History Month salute makes its way to the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.
Sporting a "Big Stage" Away look, the shoe features a black polyurethane upper with metallic gold working the Swoosh and heel counter. The letters "BHM" are seen in green, gold and red on the lateral heel. Marking 35 years of Black History Month being celebrated annually, Roman numerals "XXXV" appear on the backside of the tongue and in left insole. Separating this pair from the standard Kobe VI release, the upper features African scarification graphics embedded into the upper.