The Nike Kobe A.D. NXT Redefines the Mamba's Signature Line

A new Flyknit-infused silhouette that's unlike any previous model
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A new Flyknit-infused silhouette that's unlike any previous model
Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Kobe Bryant has teamed up once again with Nike footwear designer and longtime collaborator Eric Avar to create the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT, a low-profile, highly responsive silhouette that's unlike any of the Mamba's previous models. The most obvious change is a new lacing system that naturally tightens based on what the food needs. It's integrated into the Flyknit upper, drawing the structure together to create a fluid system with a drop-in insole, one that houses a Zoom Air bag in the heel. In terms of aesthetics, the Flyknit upper features a subtle circular pattern inspired by a lotus flower, representing rebirth. There are also secret Kobe "codes," one on the lateral side that translates into "unhinge," another on the medial side conveying a message of "end and begin." Together, the symbology expresses the reawakening of the Kobe line.

Check out detailed looks in the gallery below, and expect the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT ($200) to launch globally on April 3 in both grey and volt colorways. Limited availability in North America begins on April 1.

Release Date: 4/3/17 (Monday)

Update 4/4/2017: Wolf Grey Available here | Volt Available here