Nike KB Mentality 2


The Nike KB Mentality was a budget friendly hoop shoe that played well indoor and outdoor.

With the success of the Mentality comes the Nike KB Mentality 2. The outsole carries over from the original version so traction will be solid, but the midsole looks to have been altered a bit. I can’t tell if this pair will house a drop-in Lunarlon midsole like the original one had, or if these will feature a different setup so we’ll have to wait and see. Their upper looks like a knit which is the most interested part. These will likely remain a budget friendly options, and would be interesting if they were the first to feature a knitted upper.

Check out the first round of images on the upcoming KB Mentality 2 below, and stay tuned for tech updates.
Nike KB Mentality 2 1 Nike KB Mentality 2 2 Nike KB Mentality 2 3 Nike KB Mentality 2 4 Nike KB Mentality 2 5

 

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18 Comments

  1. These look super clean, too bad I just ordered a pair of Anti Gravity’s on black friday. (I’m probably still gonna get these anyway…)

  2. i love how the side of the shoe looks like the kobe 9, anyway, i guess these are coming back out as retro?

  3. If they retro the 8 I will cop as many as possible, my favorite low top ever. The sulfur colorway is super clean and currently have the pit viper colorway

  4. The silhouette looks like a Kobe V hyperchase blend. Upper gives me Clutch fit drive 1 flashbacks. Traction straight up mentality 1 which looks darn near like the air max turnaround (super solid budget shoe) I will come back when more flashbacks hit

  5. Was looking at a Rakuten product page, and the info mentions Flywire with a mesh bootie…although other sites citing Rakuten say it’s Flyweave. It does look like a knit, but can’t be too sure. Just sounds too good to be true without a price hike.

    In general that’s actually a really nice looking shoe.

    1. Hey man, what brand shoes do you normally get from Rakuten? I usually buy Asics Basketball shoes from there.

      1. Me? I don’t buy anything there. Just sometimes peep possible leaks or Asia-exclusive stuff, but I never went through with a purchase.

  6. The upper looks like the leaked images of what might be the Kobe XI. Looking at the sole cushioning is very likely to be the same lunarlon insole or targeted zoom like the cheap Nike models like Kyrie’s.

  7. I hope they give us knit. Whether that be kobe 9 elite knit or 29 knit who knows? At least I hope nike doesn’t give us good looking materials fused to a hard and stiff fuse shell ala superfly 3

  8. The way Kobe is playing, perhaps Nike had better lower the prices on all of his shoes, make’em all take downs, because the way his legs look, no bounce, lift, explosion, he is going to kill the sales of his shoes. I know that anyone who is reselling his older models, must be crapping in their pants right now.

  9. bros i need a little help. im an outdoor player and a guard would someone rank the following shoes: KB Mentality, Prime Hype DF/ DF 2, Soldier 9.

    PS if there isnt a guard shoe, would you recommend one. thanks

  10. Did you experience also a deform in the KBM1 which the shoe tilted inward so you get a bit corss legged?

    Perhaps because of lacking heel support so I dunno if I’d purchase the KBM2…

    Cheers from Berlin

  11. Just dropped in Asia once again and they do feature the drop in lunar, also the upper is flyweave but on the forefoot the backing is fuse, while the midfoot is just knit.

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