Nike Kobe 8 System (Venice Beach)Featuring an Engineered Mesh upper, the limited Nike Kobe 8 System "Venice Beach" model also sports a colorful upper inspired by the funky culture and basketball courts of Venice Beach, California. The Nike Kobe 8 also features a full-length Lunarlon midsole insert, 3D heel counter to keep your feet locked in, foam-backed tongue for comfort, and a rubber outsole with snakescale-themed herringbone pattern that provides superior traction.