Kobe Bryant is a global enterprise and while he is America’s son thanks to his winning streak in basketball, he’s as big in Asia as he is here -- possibly even bigger. So when a special colorway of one of his Nike sneakers pops in the East, it shouldn’t be shocking at all; it should simply be sought after.

The Nike Kobe Venomenon 5 Dreams is a sneaker with a story. A lucky fan at Nike’s RISE tour got to design the sneaker and watch the Mamba himself lace up and play in them. The dream-themed shoe has a bit of an ethereal quality about it with an upper that fades from white to magenta with a bright neon lining and outsole framing it. The look is finished off with a flared-out tongue and the word “Dreams” scrawled across the outsole as a finishing touch.

So far, these are an Asia exclusive with no plans for a U.S. launch, but much like the sneakers' theme, we can only dream of walking into a local retailer and copping a pair.

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