Nike Basketball and Kobe Bryant unleashed the all-new Nike Kobe AD this past Mamba Day (8/24) so we have a detailed look and review for you.
The Kobe signature line has been a bit confusing since Kobe’s retirement. More models are being released each year than ever before and they’re all very different. Kobe’s name and AD moniker are the only things tying one model to the next, but tech has been all over the place — as have the prices.
At $140 the new Nike Kobe AD seems like a steal while sitting next to the $200 Nike Kobe AD NXT 360. However, the materials used here are just not up to par when directly compared to Nike Basketball shoes like the PG 1, PG 2 and Kyrie 4 (all models that retail between $110-120).
I understand wanting to keep things lightweight, but sacrificing material quality doesn’t seem to be in-line with the Mamba Mentality. I still think the Kobe AD will be solid on-court, but I’m disappointed in the materials at its current retail value.
I hope you enjoy the video review and feel free to share your thoughts on the new Nike Kobe AD below in the comment section.