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Nike Kobe A.D.NXT Performance Review

On April 13, 2016, Bryant played his final NBA game against the Utah Jazz, scoring a season-high 60 points (the most points scored by a player that season), including outscoring the entire Jazz team 23–21 in the fourth quarter, in the Lakers’ 101–96 victory.The Lakers finished the season with a 17-65 record; this was the worst season record in the history of the organization. Bryant became the oldest player to score 60 or more points in a game at 37 years and 234 days old.


Although leaving the stadium, but Kobe has never left us is the line of sight, especially Kobe shoes, still wearing a high wear rate in the NBA arena. The new season launched new shoes of Nike Kobe A.D., which have more acclaimed,  this one was attached DeRozan,  Thomas .


In the playoffs, Nike launched the elite version of A.D. Nike Kobe A.D.NXT. New lace system, avant-garde shape, Nike seek new breakthroughs once again .

For the box ,it is new design for the color , it is like a Snakeskin….

there is the logo of Nike

The signature of KOBE

There are details of the site 


The Kobe AD NXT features an unconventional lacing structure meant to give ultimate lockdown support for each foot to go along with a lightweight Flyknit upper. Think of this as the Elite version to Kobe’s twelfth signature sneaker, but with a completely redesigned midsole unit as well. A drop in insole features Lunarlon and a Zoom Air bag. As for that Flyknit shroud.

Nike’s desire to hide intricate details into its designs continues with the Kobe A.D. NXT. The circular pattern on the Flyknit is inspired by the lotus flower, representing rebirth and spirituality in Hinduism.

For the lace system, it is great .it is easy to adjust . 


The Nike Kobe A.D. NXT boasts a brand new lacing structure; while it is completely unconventional aesthetically, it is engineering to promote optimum containment. Different athletes can customize their own fit.

Kobe A.D.: Rebirth and Evolution

ZK11:My story



ZK10:Endure and Conquer

The Mamba Language

The Kobe Code, seen on many of his shoes, returns on this silhouette. The words “unhinge” and “end and begin” are scribed on the midsole of the shoes

There are the details as below :

The hard nylon cord used for the lace system is slightly elastic and surrounds the upper with heel on both sides

The lining is made of a relatively rough material with a snake to increase friction


Outsole  used the  ZK series of practices, we do not  worry about grip, crystal traction  also improve the wear resistance of shoes.

Great material used, and the setting of midsole , designers Avar in accordance with Kobe’s playing requirements, every generation of ZK shoes bold innovation        

For the material : While the Kobe A.D. made use of mesh, the Kobe A.D. NXT welcomes back Flyknit uppers – a mainstay in the Kobe signature series since the Kobe 9. The upper is integrated with the laces which tightens the shoe fluidly.Meanwhile, the Kobe A.D. NXT used  a mesh textile build that is very breathable. The shrouded overlay is a knit material that seems to have some TPU threading throughout for reinforcement.

I loved this materials and my feet appreciated the change as well. This setup moved with my feet rather than rubbing/chaffing them and remained durable and supportive.

For the cushioning :it is still followed the Nike Kobe 11 — a large volume heel Zoom Air unit coupled with a Lunarlon midsole. It providing you with ample impact protection in the heel while keeping the forefoot cushioned enough without losing any court feel.The drop-in sole features a blend of Cushion foam and Zoom Air at the heel. What’s more interesting is that the insole itself is siped at the forefoot to provide even more flexibility.If you’ve never been a fan of this setup then you likely will have similar feelings here. However, if you are a fan of this setup then you’ll probably be overjoyed that it has returned after the more traditional approach the Kobe A.D. went with.The Air Jordan 2011 offered the smoothest heel to toe transition from any drop-in midsole setup that I’ve ever used so I hope the Kobe line can eventually get to that type of feeling.

If you happen to have any of the other options that were offered with the NIKEiD service then you can potentially have a full-length Zoom Air equipped version of the NXT, that is actually amazing . and if you own the Kobe Mentality 1, 2 or the Mamba Instinct then you can easily swap the midsole out for full-length Lunar.  for the mamba spirit , there are series shoes followed  it .Whatever your preference is, it can pretty much be accommodated if you buy Kobe shoes each season.

there are the details as below : 

The thickness of the Lunarlon insole has not changed, but there has been improvement on the forefoot and back palms.

The big difference  between of A.D.Series. is the zoom 

Here are some details from KD 9-11 :

we can see the details as below :

then we will test it , it performance well;

for the traction : actually this patten is nice , the grip is well. If dust was present there would be some wiping needed periodically , so it is not easy to keep .anyway,I like it very much .This situation proves that Nike can create a translucent rubber outsole that grips.

 then ,there are some performance details as below :

and there are more picture as below :

For the supporting : because of the rubber shell that makes up the outsole seems to act like a torsional piece and it remains fairly rigid at the midfoot.  so it is nice .Heavier players might feel differently than I, but I never felt like my arch was straining while playing.i like this parts .


overall : Every line has a hiccup or two and the original Kobe A.D. was one of them. The Kobe A.D. NXT rights the wrongs that the original put in place . for me , it is nice , I hope you will  like it , the great material and nice cushioning . also the supporting is not too bad

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