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  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    16.6oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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77 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 78 / 100 | WearTesters

    Outdoor friendly. Lacks a lot of cushion.

  • 76 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    I wouldn't be recommending these too much. I mean, they're OK. They get the job done like OK but I definitely was missing my other shoes you know. My PG3s, My hardens, my Flytraps, my Kyrie 5s you know. Those other shoes.

  • 76 / 100 | RicheeKim

    For $100, me personally, I wouldn't recommend playing in these just because it lacks the cushion and it lacks the traction—two of the most important things to me in a shoe. Not to mention for me, the fit just wasn't good because I am a slightly wide-footer and these ran long and I still had like, that chokcing problem in the forefoot area.

  • First look / Unboxing | ShadeSnSoleS

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Similar to LeBron James’s Soldiers and Kyrie Irving’s Flytraps, Kobe Bryant’s Mamba series gives die-hard fans a chance to own a Kobe basketball shoe at a much affordable price.

In 2019, Nike continues Bryant’s budget-friendly line with the launch of the Mamba Focus. These Kobe Bryant basketball shoes emulate the Black Mamba’s metamorphosis and allow you to recreate the Black Mamba’s signature moves on the court.

The Mamba Focus’ embossed upper provides control and stability. The shoe’s low-profile outsole is designed to keep you close to the hardwood to optimize your ability to step back, create some separation, and elevate (one of Bryant’s most devastating moves on the court).

Cushion. The Mamba Focus is designed to provide increased energy return as you give it your all on the court.

These low-top Nike basketball shoes are equipped with a Phylon midsole with a forefoot Zoom Air unit. This cushioning setup provides responsive reaction and cushions against hard landings.

Traction. The Nike Mamba Focus boasts a Mamba-inspired traction pattern that allows the wearer to move quickly in any direction. The low-profile outsole also helps you maintain a good feel for the court.

Length and Width. According to testers, these Kobe Bryant basketball sneakers run at least a half size long. They suggest going down half a size for a snug fit.

Testers also claim that the Nike Mamba Focus runs narrow at the forefoot. Wide-footers are advised to try the shoes in-store first if possible.

Lockdown. The Mamba Focus features a lace-up closure that provides a locked-in fit. An external heel cage and molded Swoosh-shaped framework provide lightweight support and containment.

Like the Nike Kobe 6, the Nike Mamba Focus has an embossed, snakeskin-like upper that optimizes stability and containment.

The Mamba Focus features a low-top design that offers lightweight support without restricting ankle movement.

The Nike Mamba Focus emulates a snake’s metamorphosis. The embossed upper is an ode to Bryant shedding his skin to become the lethal Black Mamba on the hardwood.  TPU eyelets shaped like snake eyes complete the Mamba-inspired theme.

The budget-friendly Kobe basketball shoes are available in the following color options:

  • Black/Anthracite/White
  • Black/Black/Anthracite/Opti Yellow
  • Black/Dark Grey/White/Black
  • University Red/Anthracite/Black/White
  • White/Gum Light Brown/Black

Nike Mamba Focus ‘Big Stage’

In 2010, Nike basketball commemorated Kobe Bryant’s last Finals appearance by releasing a set of Kobe 5s dubbed the ‘Big Stage.’ In 2019, the colorway makes a splash in the Mamba Focus.

The Nike Mamba Focus ‘Big Stage’ features a white upper with gold accents. A translucent outsole completes the shoe’s NBA Finals-inspired look.

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