Who should buy the Nike Kobe AD Mid

The Nike Kobe AD is back and better than ever. These Nike basketball shoes will help propel your game to a whole new level. Whether you are playing lockdown defense or sprinting for a fast break, these basketball shoes provide the agility and speed that you need to dominate your competition.

This pair is the best option for you if:

  • You play like Kobe Bryant, agile and fast, and this responsive pair would support your gameplay.
  • You're a massive Kobe Bryant fan and would love to have a signature pair in your collection.

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Impressive midsole of Nike Kobe AD Mid

To keep you comfortable on the court, the Nike Kobe AD Mid is built on a full-length Lunarlon midsole with an embedded Nike Zoom Air unit in the heel.

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The Lunarlon foam offers a plush and responsive feel underfoot. It is also equipped with micro flex grooves to enhance overall flexibility, allowing your foot to move more naturally.

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Embedded in the heel is a soft and responsive Zoom Air unit that provides impact protection as it cushions hard landings.

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Nike's excellent outsole structure

The rubber outsole of the Nike Kobe AD Mid has a micro-blade traction pattern that delivers excellent multidirectional grip.

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The engineered tread is designed to provide ultimate traction to help you cut and move quickly in any direction.

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Tough, secure lockdown

The Nike Kobe AD Mid has a forefoot cleatie construction that is designed to offer a comfortable one-to-one fit.

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Inserted in the upper are Flywire cables for increased support and containment. These cables also help lock the foot in place.

Nike Kobe AD Mid lockdown

As an added support feature, these Nike basketball shoes also have a midfoot shank for torsional rigidity.

Nike Kobe AD Mid upper setup

The Nike Kobe AD Mid is made with a multi-layer mesh upper for lightweight durability. The breathable mesh upper is reinforced with Flywire cables for support. The upper also has molded foam details that adds cushioning.

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Kobe's supreme legacy

Nike and Kobe Bryant released the Kobe A.D. to signify a year of transformation and growth after his retirement in 2016. The Nike Kobe AD Mid continues his legacy with a refreshed design that is dedicated to his post-basketball supremacy.

Nike Kobe AD Mid style

The all-new Nike Kobe AD Mid launches in a five-sneaker collection that illuminates the origins and depths of his Mamba Mentality. The five colorways show his interest in the psychology of colors. It expresses the correlation between attitude, color, and emotion.

Nike Kobe AD Mid signature

Releasing in blue, red, purple, yellow, and grey, each colorway has its unique detail and meaning. Blue for trust and dependability, red for passion, purple for overcoming challenges, yellow for positivity, and grey for calm neutrality.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: 341g
Top: Mid
Signature: Kobe Bryant
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Kobe, Nike Kobe Ad
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: White / Black / Red / Purple / Grey / Blue / Green

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Author
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.