Unsurprisingly, the day after his final NBA game, Kobe Bryant was characteristically staying on his grind. “Even though I am not on the court every day, there are people around the world who are helping to keep the ‘Mamba Mentality’ alive,” says Bryant. “I have seen it in basketball, football and with everyday individuals who are working to be better and are committed to being great.”
The Kobe A.D. is Kobe's first performance silhouette post-retirement; with its arrival is the physical representation that despite the Black Mamba having retired, his legacy of incredible footwear isn't letting up.
Combining a Zoom Air unit in the heel, Lunarlon foam in the midsole and a minimal rubber outsole (with micro-tread traction), the Kobe A.D. provides responsive, flexible cushioning and maximum court feel. Meanwhile, a breathable mesh upper with incorporated Dynamic Flywire ensures lock down for quick changes of direction.
The Kobe A.D. is set to release November 21 for a retail price of $160 USD at Nike's official site and select retailers.