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Nike Kobe A.D. NXT Men's Sneakers Target Fit and Speed

Nike Kobe A.D NXT Sneakers for Men

Released in April 2017, the Kobe AD NXT is the successor to the NBA legend's first post-retirement signature series sneaker. This sneaker is a low-top, slip-on shoe that was designed to fit players and enable speed. The shoe was built around the theory that the better the sneaker fits, the more players can focus on their speed. The Nike A.D. NXT is fitted with a number of innovative technologies working in unison toward this goal.

How do the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT shoes improve performance?

The dual-density midsole is designed to provide a balance of responsiveness and support that can help players maintain speed through hard cuts. The drop-in, full-length Lunarlon midsole is intended to improve responsiveness at the forefoot. The thicker Zoom Air unit is designed to provide full impact protection for your heel. The drop-in midsole improves the shoe's structural integrity, while its articulated bottom enhances flexibility at the forefoot.

The full-length, micro-tread traction on these Kobe Bryant basketball shoes is designed to provide additional grip on the medial side of the midsole as well. The two layers of the upper work together to provide a supportive, malleable material. The Nike Torch material used in the tongue is designed to improve breathability and the stretchiness of the upper, so it's easier to put on.

How do the Nike Kobe A.D.

NXT shoes fit on your feet?

These sock-like sneakers are designed to fit like gloves. The new lace technology uses the Flyknit shroud that's anchored down from nylon strands extending to the sidewalls of the sneaker. The laces compress and clasp the upper down on the foot. The heel is fitted with an external TPU counter designed to help hold the base of the foot. The Nike Kobe A.D. NXT has a somewhat narrow fit. See the manufacturer's site for details.

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What are some key features of the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT men's sneakers?

The Nike Kobe A.D. NXT features a dual-density midsole, Lunarlon cushioning, Flyknit construction, micro-tread traction, and a customizable lacing system. This sneaker is fitted with Zoom Air cushioning, toggle compression laces, and a woven shroud. The translucent rubber used on the outsole makes the Zoom Air unit at the heel visible. These laceless basketball sneakers are available in six different colorways.

The uppers of these Kobe futuristic shoes are made up of two layers of different lightweight materials. A Flyknit shroud infused with TPU is used for the outer layer, and textile material with high breathability is used on the inner layer. The tongue of the Kobe AD NXT is made of Nike Torch material. The drop-in midsole contains a Phylon cushion encasing Lunar foam with a Zoom Air beneath the heel.

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Kobe A.D. NXT vs. Nike KD 9 Elite vs. Nike KD 10

Kobe A.D. NXT Nike KD 9 Elite Nike KD 10
Weight 13 oz 11.3 oz 12.6 oz
Closures Laceless Laced Laced
Available Colors 6 4 17

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