An instant classic then and sought out by any collector of Kobe shoes that doesn’t already have them, the “Grinch” 6’s are an essential piece to any Nike Basketball collection. The Nike Zoom Kobe 6 ‘Grinch’ launched Christmas Day in 2010, featuring a Green Apple colorway that calls to mind to the Dr. Seuss character with a penchant for ruining everyone’s famous December holiday. However, the shoe itself was actually inspired by the green mamba, a colorful take on Bryant’s Black Mamba nickname. The shoe’s snakeskin-textured upper further plays to that inspiration, while Varsity Red adds to the Christmas look. Zoom Air and an external heel counter support the fit.