NIKE KOBE AD MID PERFORMANCE REVIEW

If you’ve been wondering how the latest Kobe AD Mid performs, the wait is over. AnotherPair offers his thoughts in our Nike Kobe AD Mid performance review.


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The latest Kobe AD Mid uses a multi-directional engineered tread for optimal traction; it was designed to be a beast and that it was! Have you ever bit into a yellow jelly bean and examined the inside jelly part and you notice it’s translucent with a yellow tint to it and you go to touch it, and it was super sticky. That’s what I’m going to compare this traction to — a super sticky jelly bean.

Wait there’s more. What happens when you continue to play with the jelly? The yellow outer shell begins to crumble and mix into the jelly, making it less sticky! Transfer that over to basketball and what do you have? The more dirt that’s on the court, the less traction you have. However, the traction wasn’t bad by any means.

There were times when I would make a hard cut or try to push off and my foot would slip a bit before it would grip the hardwood, but the traction was still good. As far as the outdoors are concerned, don’t even think about it. You can hang that thought up. The traction will wear down before you can ball game. Don’t waste your time or money playing outside in these.

The Nike Kobe AD Mid Optimism Yellow features a Lunarlon midsole and a Zoom Air unit in the heel that’s a lot bigger than the Zoom bag used in the original Kobe A.D. (just check our Kobe AD Mid deconstructed post for proof). I want to thank god for that because lord knows them things were brutal.

It took a few games for the setup to break in, but once it did it worked well. The impact protection in the heel was excellent, and some very nice Lunarlon cushioned the rest of the foot. It felt like I was like walking in heaven. Well, I wouldn’t quite say heaven. I’d say it felt more like I was walking up to the gates to enter heaven. I’m sure heaven feels like Boost!

The Kobe AD Mid uses a felt-like material with synthetic leather overlays along the upper. I think Nike could have done better in this category. I mean geez, Nike could have at least given us some suede, but who am I to judge?

For being felt, it felt ok. It didn’t have a premium feel but felt alright. It’s lightweight — the material moved pretty well with my foot — and it’s durable. This shoe took a beating, and all you can see on it is some dirt. That’s not bad.

The one thing I can complain about is the breathability. This felt material was like a sauna. My feet came out looking like the Pacific Ocean, and my feet never sweat. It isn’t a deal breaker or anything like that, I’m just letting y’all know that if you want some ventilation you had better look else where because the Kobe AD Mid doesn’t have it.

The Kobe AD Mid fits snug. I went true to size, but it wouldn’t have hurt if I went a 1/2 size up. Wide footers, y’all definitely need to go up a 1/2 a size, and if you can try these on before purchase I highly recommend it.

Lockdown was solid. The ankle collar is padded, which creates a nice bed for the heel, and the Flywire held my foot down nicely keeping me locked in the entire time.

However, there was an issue with the lacing system being too tight and causing some discomfort. The upper laces dug into the top of my foot. The pain was so annoying I had to loosen the laces — and lockdown went out the window after that.

Support was good. The Kobe AD Mid has a broad base with a small outrigger on the lateral sides to keep the foot from rolling over. There is an external heel counter that cups the heel and holds it in place. The shank plate at the midfoot did a good job of keeping my foot stable and kept my shoe from twisting in awkward ways.

Although the materials seemed cheap, the felt and Flywire worked well together by stopping all stretch or give in the material and kept me on top of the footbed.

Just like the fit, all that went out the window as soon as I couldn’t take the annoying pain my laces had caused. Loosening the top lace affected the support as well — my foot was all over the place inside the shoe.

The Kobe AD Mid is a beautiful shoes . I see a bunch of people scooping up a pair of the Kobe AD Mids and serving up some buckets. The only real complaint I have is with the lacing system digging into my foot. Other people may not experience it, but I sure did. However, it isn’t a deal breaker — it’s just an annoyance I’d much rather be without for $150.

NIKE KOBE A.D. PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The Kobe series has long been one of my favorite signature lines in the basketball shoe industry. The first pair of basketball shoes that I bought on my own (when I was in middle school) was the Nike Kobe 1, the first signature shoe that Kobe Bryant created with Nike after leaving adidas. After that, I owned the 5s, 6s, 8s, 9s 10s and 11s…so it’s fair to say that I’m usually a fan of Kobe’s latest signature shoe. Because of this fact, the Nike Kobe A.D. Big Stage was one of the most disappointing basketball shoesthat I’ve ever played in.

I heard a lot of bad things about the Kobe A.D. For Sale before I even got my hands on them, and I tried not to let others’ opinions affect what I thought of the shoe while I weartested it. However, when it comes down to the performance of this shoe, what everyone had been saying was in fact true.

The simple way of putting it is that I didn’t enjoy playing in these shoes…ever. The traction was extremely inconsistent, the cushion system was subpar (and also very misleading with the fake Zoom etchings on the back), and the upper was stiff and uncomfortable.  The only reasonably decent portion of the shoe was the support, as the stiff upper cradled my foot well and forced my heel into the heel counter. When it comes down to it, I will never wear the Kobe A.D. on the basketball shoes court again.

For the price point of $160, there are literally dozens of shoes available that not only outperform the Kobe A.D., but also cost a good deal less. Though you can likely now find the A.D. for reduced prices at outlets, I can’t recommend them to anyone who is looking for a solid pair of on-court kicks.

Thanks for checking out the Quick Kicks Performance Review of the Nike Kobe A.D. Let us know what your thoughts about the A.D. are in the comment section below, and stay tuned to kd10sale.com for future performance reviews.

NIKE KOBE A.D. PERFORMANCE REVIEW

The Kobe series has long been one of my favorite signature lines in the basketball shoe industry. The first pair of basketball shoes that I bought on my own (when I was in middle school) was the Nike Kobe 1, the first signature shoe that Kobe Bryant created with Nike after leaving adidas. After that, I owned the 5s, 6s, 8s, 9s 10s and 11s…so it’s fair to say that I’m usually a fan of Kobe’s latest signature shoe. Because of this fact, the Nike Kobe A.D. was one of the most disappointing basketball shoesthat I’ve ever played in.

I heard a lot of bad things about the nike Kobe A.D. for sale before I even got my hands on them, and I tried not to let others’ opinions affect what I thought of the shoe while I weartested it. However, when it comes down to the performance of this shoe, what everyone had been saying was in fact true.

The simple way of putting it is that I didn’t enjoy playing in these shoes…ever. The traction was extremely inconsistent, the cushion system was subpar (and also very misleading with the fake Zoom etchings on the back), and the upper was stiff and uncomfortable. The only reasonably decent portion of the shoe was the support, as the stiff upper cradled my foot well and forced my heel into the heel counter. When it comes down to it, I will never wear the Kobe A.D. on the basketball court again.

For the price point of $160, there are literally dozens of shoes available that not only outperform the Kobe A.D., but also cost a good deal less. Though you can likely now find the A.D. for reduced prices at outlets, I can’t recommend them to anyone who is looking for a solid pair of on-court kicks.

Thanks for checking out the Quick Kicks Performance Review of the Nike Kobe A.D. Let us know what your thoughts about the A.D. are in the comment section below, and stay tuned to WearTesters.com for future performance reviews. http://www.kd10sale.com

Nike Kobe A.D. Performance Review

The Nike Kobe AD is Kobe Bryant’s twelfth signature shoe. It is the first sneaker to release after Kobe’s retirement from the NBA.KOBE AD full name is After Death. “Down below, the Kobe A.D. is equipped with a translucent midsole sidewall, exposing a Lunarlon midsole and a Zoom Air unit in the heel for maximum responsiveness, comfort and cushioning with your every move.” – Nike.The Nike official site said .

Now we get it

The out box was changed which have not ID card .

Nike Kobe AD Flip the switch colorway is attraction by people , with black and gold Swoosh.

The Lunarlon midsole which clear color.

The toe of shoes have code :Rebirth and Evolution.

1,Material

Textile mesh is used along the upper. It’s lightweight, strong and durable. It’s also very supportive for a textile

It is more lighter .But the white is not easy keep clean .

Kobe AD used a large volume Zoom unit in the heel. However, it’s just an engraved piece of TPU that Nike was able to replicate the look of Zoom on .The Zoom Air unit within the rock hard “Lunarlon” midsole.

DeMar DeRozan wear the Kobe shoes in the season game .

Here are some picture as below :

2, Cushioning :

The Lunarlon midsole is not good that I expect .You get some court feel , The cushion of the shoe doesn’t offer impact protection, you do get some court feel but it’s not even a responsive or comfortable setup.

3, Supporting :

As we know the low shoes seem not very good for supporting .But Kobe’s shoes always did a wonderful job of providing proper support for that specific low profile guard that wears a low top.

The A.D. has an outrigger with  TPU cage wrapped around the shoe’s heel and midfoot area and the whole outsole is flat

Here are some disadvantage that I played two hours .

1 ,The grip is not very well in the clear court . Compare with last version , it is seems more weak .

2, The white colorway is not easy to keep clean .

3, The midsole is a little stiff , I can feel not snug after playing long time

The setup is very lackluster and required more break-in time than one expects to put up with nowadays.

Overall , Kobe AD Sneakers is worth to buy , the white color is great ,though it is not easy keep clean , the cushioning is not bad

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