Who should buy the Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct

Kobe’s legacy continues with the Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct. Loaded with serious technology, these Nike basketball sneakers are engineered to keep you fast and light on your feet with its Flyweave upper and responsive Lunarlon midsole. You'd be up for this pair if:

  • You're a speedy guard or forward, and you need a pair that's incredibly lightweight. It allows you to follow your on-court instincts and play like the Black Mamba.
  • You want to honor Kobe Bryant's legacy.

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Mamba Instinct's major midsole technology

The Mamba Instinct features a drop-in Lunarlon midsole that provides springy cushioning during quick jumps and hard landings.

Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct midsole

This lightweight and low-to-the-ground foam midsole make your every step responsive while keeping your feet comfortable. It is designed with flex grooves to support more natural movements, making the shoe ideal for quick directional changes.

Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct midsole forefoot

Genius outsole of Mamba Instinct

Delivering traction is a thin outsole that is precision-engineered for superb multidirectional grip and great court feel.

Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct outsole

Snug, stable lockdown

The Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct features a unique half-length inner sleeve made of stretch mesh.

Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct lockdown

This internal cleatie construction wraps the foot and provides a snug one-to-one fit that prevents interior slipping.

Splendid upper of Kobe Mamba Instinct

The Mamba Instinct has a supportive and breathable upper made of Nike’s next generation Flyweave technology.

Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct upper

The Flyweave upper is strengthened with TPU threads for tuned support. The TPU yarn also adds lightweight durability and improves the upper’s overall stability.

Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct ankle

Kobe Bryant's glorious signature style

Building upon Kobe’s legacy, the Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct comes in a new low-top silhouette that pairs a seamless Flyweave upper with a Jacquard-style weave. These head-turning team sneakers feature a striking graphic made of an intricate geometric design. It also includes a signature Black Mamba branding on the tongue that glows in the dark.

Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct style

The Mamba Instinct debuted in two colorways; one is bathed in blue and white and the other in red and black. It is now available in an array of different color combinations.

Kobe's story and legacy

Kobe Bryant has been making waves in the sneaker scene since posting a legendary 60-point performance in his final NBA game. His team lines feature sleek and aggressive designs that are perfect to wear both on and off the court.

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Ushering in a post-retirement era, the Nike Kobe Mentality 3 was launched as the Nike Kobe Mamba Instinct. The Lakers superstar and future Hall of Famer’s sneaker presence live on thru the Mamba Instinct.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 11oz
Top: Low
Signature: Kobe Bryant
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Kobe
Colorways: Grey / Blue / Red / Black
SKUs: 125247419 / 454086100 / 526677442 / 852473001 / 852473003 / 852473006 / 852473010 / 852473016 / 852473017 / 852473600

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.