Kobe Bryant’s signature collection remains full of life long beyond his final farewell at Staples Center. Bryant’s A.D. collection, which has numerous iterations to speak of, is now anchored by possibly its best execution yet — the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT 360.Covered in lightweight and breathable Flyknit construction that is applied through a budding methodology, its 360 degree wrap is a revolutionary update to Flkyknit implementation giving the shoe a sock-like fit. Traction is also at a premium with a heavily tooled outsole.This “Lakers” colorway is one of several that have released this year. For true Black Mamba fans, though, this might be the one.
On Mamba Day 2018, Kobe and Nike debuted the next chapter of Bryant’s signature footwear line with the Kobe AD NXT 360. Equipped with a 360 degree Flyknit upper that is designed to flex with the wearer’s foot for maximum comfort, this new look comes dressed in Lakers colors. Its translucent outsole combines yellow and purple while housing its state-of-the-art React foam cushioning and Lunarlon technology with a rugged traction pattern for added stability on the court. While Demar Derozan has been the poster child for Kobe sneakers in the Black Mamba’s absence, do not expect to see the Toronto Raptors All-Star wearing these in Game 5 against the Washington Wizards. Its Yellow Strike upper that comes with red Kobe branding embroidered on the heel would not quite match the Raptors’ aesthetic. Pairs of the this Los Angeles-themed Kobe AD NXT 360 will arrive at Swoosh Brand Basketball retailers on May 24th with an MSRP of $200 USD.
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Color: Yellow Strike/White
Style Code: AQ1087-700
While Kobe Bryant might be two years removed from his illustrious NBA career, his signature line of Nike footwear continues to live on as one of the most popular options among current players. That line’s newest addition, the Kobe AD NXT 360 is the second iteration to be given an AD monicker – alluding to the future hall-of-famer’s post-NBA career – and continues the Black Mamba’s long line of low-top offerings. Its next-gen Flyknit construction wraps the offering fully to give the sneaker a sock-like fit while its rugged outsole that comes dressed in orange here keeps its on-court durability in-tact. White makes up for the vast majority of its upper, while Bryant’s signature logo can be seen embroidered in red on the heel. Enjoy a detailed set of images below and mark your calendars for the June 14th release date of the Kobe AD NXT 360 in “Infrared”.
In addition to the grey pair with the neon green outsole, it appears that the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 will be giving us a handful of bright iterations this Summer. Here we bring you official images of the Infrared colorway.
This Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 starts off with a white Flyknit all throughout the upper iridescent detailing on the Swoosh logos on the side panels and the Kobe shield branding on the tongues. Finishing details include red embroidered branding on the heels. grey heel counters, and orange/Infared translucent outsole.
Nike Kobe AD NXT 360
Color: White/Black-Infrared 23-Volt
Style Code: AQ1087-100
Release Date: June 14, 2018
The Nike Kobe 1 Protro returns this weekend in a couple of new colorways to celebrate Mamba Day (April 13th). Releasing as part of the Nike Basketball Art Of A Champion Collection will be the Nike Kobe 1 Protro Final Seconds.
This Lakers-inspired Kobe 1 Protro is inspired by Kobe Bryant’s miraculous Game 4 playoff performance against the Suns back in 2006. Down two points, Kobe’s wrong-footed, herky-jerky layup on a fast break sent the game to OT, where, down one, he saved the ball off a tip, drove right and drilled the game-winner with two defenders in his face as the buzzer sounded. The shoe features a White leather upper with Del Sol and Varsity Purple accents to complete the Lakers theme. Additional details include Kobe’s number “8” is stitched on the heels and a full-length Zoom Air cushioned sole.
The Nike Kobe 1 Protro Final Seconds honors Kobe Bryant’s 2006 Game 4 performance against the Phoenix Suns. It’s include in the Nike Champions Think 16 Collection that honors sixteen of the game’s greatest champions.Dressed in a White, Del Sol, and Varsity Purple color scheme. This Nike Kobe 1 Protro features a White leather upper with Purple and Yellow accents. Kobe’s number “8” is stitched on the heels atop a full-lenght Zoom Air cushioned sole completes the theme.
Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Final Seconds”
Color: White/Del Sol-Varsity Purple
Style Code: AQ2728-101
Release Date: April 14, 2018
After numerous early looks at the shoe, the Nike KD 11 EYBL finally has a release date.This iteration of Kevin Durant’s 11th signature shoe with Nike was made for the Nike Elite Youth Basketball (EYBL) Tournament that takes place every year. It features shades of dark and light pink on the Flyknit upper along with Pure Platinum detailing on the toe, ankle, and heel for contrast. Volt accents along with a vibrant Pink React midsole complete the look as well as the signature Peach Jam logo near the heels.
Last week, we brought you a first look at the Nike KD 11 “EYBL” colorway to continue the Swoosh brand’s longstanding collection of dedications to the youth hoops organization. Dressed in a vibrant color scheme, the Nike KD 11 utilizes a recurring embroidered peach logo that is designed to honor the annual Peach Jam basketball tournament in Georgia. Hot Punch acts as the catalyst for this sneaker’s colorway, while Lime Blast and Pure Platinum provide supporting details that lend to a color scheme that is perfect for the middle of the Summer. The semi-translucency of the KD 11’s react cushioning sole unit acts as a window to another Hot Punch element to match the look of the rest of the sneaker. Enjoy an official set of images for this brand new “EYBL” offering and expect its arrival at Nike Basketball retailers on July 13th.
Dressed in a Hot Punch, Lime Blast and Pure Platinum color scheme. This Nike KD 11 EYBL features a Pinkish Flyknit upper with Aqua tones around the sock-like ankle collar. Grey and Volt accents along with a vibrant Pink React midsole completed with the Peach Jam logo near the heels completes the design.
Nike KD 11 “EYBL”
Color: Hot Punch/Lime Blast-Pure Platinum
Style Code: AO2604-600
Release Date: July 13, 2018
Last month, Nike officially announced Kevin Durant’s 11th signature model ahead of the NBA Finals. And while KD still hasn’t worn the model on-court, a “Multicolor” iteration of the Nike KD 11 is set to release soon.
The uppers feature a multicolor-based Flyknit, providing a sock-like fit with a translucent React foam and full-length Zoom Air tooling for a maximized on-court comfort and performance. Additional details include a small blue Swoosh branding on the toe and ‘KD’ logo in black. Check out images of the model below.
As of now, there is no official release date for the Nike KD 11 “Multicolor,” but expect them to hit select Nike retailers coming soon with a price tag of $150.
Nike KD 11 “Multicolor”
Release Date: Summer 2018
Color: Black/Persian Violet-Bright Crimson-Chlorine Blue
Style #: AO2604-001
This Nike and OFF White release a new color of KD 11,OFF White x KD 11 is one of the most functional basketball sneakers on the market.This Nike KD 11 features a full white-based upper and transparent sole.
You can also see its shoelace with identical year to match its branding on the tongue. Enjoy a first look at the shoes and stay tuned for updates regarding a release date.
The Nike KD 11 Still KD is debuting this month, and it’s one of the first colorways of Kevin Durant’s brand new 11th signature sneaker. The silhouette’s updated Flyknit upper and sock-like ankle collar features a mixture of white, black and grey hues for a Cookies & Cream-like theme. Other details include a reinforcing heel with branding, matching laces, a full-length Zoom Air cushioning and translucent React foam outsole to complete the design altogether.
Durant wanted a shoe that felt broken-in right out of the box, so head designer Leo Chang concocted a performance silhouette featuring a rubber cup sole that boasts a combination of Nike’s React and Zoom cushioning technologies, offering excellent responsiveness without sacrificing even a speck of comfort. The shoe’s Flyknit upper was constructed with a softer knit and a different collar than the two previous models, design tweaks that were inspired by last summer’s Nike Air Sock Racer-a shoe that Durant expressed his admiration for to Chang. The end result of the two’s collaborative process? A shoe that boasts the light-weight comfortable feel of a premium runner, while still offering all the rugged performance a player the caliber of the Slim Reaper needs to stay on top of his game.
Nike KD 11 “Still KD”
Release Date: June 18th, 2018
Style Code: AO2605-004