Nike Kobe AD Review

Nike Kobe AD Review

As has introduced to you, Nike Kobe AD is the first signature version of Kobe Bryant after he left the NBA. Launched on November 22 for $ 160, let find out if Kobe AD is worth the money. This will be a mini-review for your reference before buying this shoe.

Nike Kobe AD Material (Material / Design)

The basic design of the Kobe AD is not much different from the Kobe version of the IV back here. However, the Nike Kobe AD still retains many features from the latest XI with a rubber base wrapped in the midsole. Upper is made of mesh fabric with Flywire. The mesh fabric that not covers with Fuse gives the Kobe AD a clean look, especially compared to the Kobe XI EM of the same price range.


It remains unclear whether the Nike Kobe AD is using a removable midsole or not, but the AD pad is very similar to the XI with the Lunarlon and the Zoom Air in the heel. You can also see the nasal pads are cut grooves behind the inner rubber layer. The outsole is a combination of nose knot and snake skin pattern on the heel.

Nike Kobe AD Traction

Unlike XI, the arch on the tip of Nike Kobe AD  uses successfully on Lebron Soldier IX . At the same time, the platform covers with a whole platform that Kobe AD is sure to face with instability on Kobe XI.

Nike Kobe AD Comfort & Fit

With the shoe net cloth, Kobe AD promises to be very lightweight and hugged. Thick buffs and high quality lining will not disappoint you. The tradition of the Kobe line always fit the right size so if you are in a hurry to review the size of your choice. Kobe AD also uses fabric linings so there will not be any slippery condition like that of previous EM versions.

Nike Kobe AD Cushioning

With identical Kobe XI Elite buffers, the Nike Kobe AD will still merge with your sensitive priorities without too much power absorption. You can read more at SNSD’s review of Kobe XI Elite. If there is a difference, it will only be in the Lunar foam and Phylon of the midsole (Lunarfoam is Lunarfoam plus Phylon).

Nike Kobe AD Stability / Support / Containment

With the exception of the slightly raised nose of the older versions, the Nike Kobe AD has a solid, stable design that does not include the XI’s wide base. Instead of having both an outrigger on both heels and toes, the Nike shrinks to the nose only. Compensating the large heel block at the back and is a highlight on the design and strengthening of the body. The Kobe AD is not a “metal mortar”, but it will be a lightweight pair of shoes that will remain firmly in place.

Nike Kobe AD – Conclusion:

Compared directly with Kobe XI EM last year, the Kobe AD is a significant upgrade both in terms of looks and technology. Kobe Bryant has stated that Kobe AD is a symbol of his spirit on the field as well as the spirit of the design team: “We do not want to sacrifice weight for smoothness or ruggedness as well. opposite. We want our shoes to have everything and we will not stop until we find a solution. ” At $ 160, the Kobe AD is not a worthy buy right away, but it’s not bad for the Black Mamba fans.