Who should buy the Nike Kobe Mentality 2

As basketball shoes that are upgraded to meet the rigorous demands of Kobe Bryant’s game, the Kobe Mentality 2 features Nike’s Flyweave technology for better on-court performance. The Flyweave upper molds to your foot and quickly adapts to your every movement. You know this shoe is for you if:

  • You're a massive fan of Kobe Bryant and have been waiting for this shoe to be released that fits your budget.
  • You're a guard and are looking for a pair that would support your quick movements on the court.

Nike Kobe Mentality 2 logo

Nike's active midsole setup

The Nike Kobe Mentality 2 features an asymmetrical midsole carrier that enhances control. Aside from that, a drop-in Lunarlon foam delivers soft and responsive cushioning.

Nike Kobe Mentality 2 midsole

Bold outsole construction of Kobe Mentality 2

Sculpted for enhanced court feel and flexibility, the durable rubber outsole also features a radiating herringbone pattern that mimics a snake’s underbelly.

Nike Kobe Mentality 2 outsole

This traction pattern provides optimum court grip, enabling slick movements.

Nike Kobe Mentality 2 oustole mid

Stable lockdown support

Delivering a superior one-to-one fit is a partial cleatie construction made of stretch mesh. This half-length inner sleeve creates a sock-like feel and a customizable fit.

Nike Kobe Mentality 2 lockdown

The Phylon midsole carrier is lower on the medial side, adding lateral stability and providing locked-in support.

Impressive upper technology of Kobe Mentality 2

Now featuring Flyweave, the Nike Kobe Mentality 2 adapts to your every movement.

Nike Kobe Mentality 2 upper

The Flyweave upper is tuned to deliver ultralight and flexible support. It is designed to move with you when you perform quick moves such as cuts and pivots.

Nike Kobe Mentality's performance and style

With a silhouette that works both on and off the court, Nike reflected on past Kobe models and decided on a lightweight low-cut design that optimizes performance.

Nike Kobe Mentality 2 style

The Kobe Mentality 2 debuts in a black, silver, and grey colorway. The panels have a unique design while the tongue and Swoosh are treated with a reptile-like texture. The Kobe logo is displayed on the tongue and the two-toned Phylon midsole carrier.

Kobe Mentality's story

The Kobe Mentality line has been an affordable option for Kobe fans not willing to drop big bucks for his signature sneakers.

Nike Kobe Mentality 2 forefoot

With Kobe Bryant retiring at the end of the 2015-2016 NBA season, a lot of attention has been placed on every Kobe release. While fans and sneakerheads are waiting for the Kobe 11, Nike released the Kobe Mentality 2 to satisfy their craving.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 9oz
Top: Low
Signature: Kobe Bryant
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Kobe
Colorways: Grey
SKUs: 818952004

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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.