Last year the city of Los Angeles encountered the city’s first smog alert warning in 5 years. Those historically high levels of smog in the city of Los Angeles during the 1990s and early 2000s were the inspiration for the colorway of these custom Nike Zoom Kobe VI’s by emmanueLabor. The Zoom Kobe VI is a shoe that has or will have official releases in a seemingly excessive amount of themed color combos including Christmas Day Grinch, Black History Month, LA, Sunset, and even 3D Glasses effect. These custom painted pair fit right in that line of unique colors with a smog like gradient of light gray to black on the mamba snake scales that cover the majority of the performance basketball shoes synthetic upper. The real neck breaker is the reflective finish applied with the purple background on the upper. All with some gold Swooshes and tongue lining to get the full Los Angeles Laker effect.