For basketball and tennis shoe fans it’s the most wonderful time of the year. The NBA schedule was released today and the upcoming tennis shoe releases for marquee players such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kobe Bryant will start to be released as well. Although he has been retired for 3 seasons Kobe Bryant continues to release an annual shoe with Nike. Since his sneaker free agency Kobe has had one of the most successful shoe lines in the game.
Today photos of the upcoming Nike Kobe AD NXT were released. The shoe set to release on Mamba Day (8/24) incorporates the latest technologies in Nike’s FastFit, QuadFit and React. Current NBA players who have worn Kobe’s shoes include Kyle Kuzma, Jason Tatum, Clint Capela and Giannis Antetokounmpo before he received his own shoe line from Nike.
According to Nike
We wanted to show the heart and soul of Nike – our capacity to put together systems,” Klein explains. The design of this shoe shows off all the pieces; the ingredients are critical. We want people to see the elements that work together within the machine.”
Personally, I was never a fan of most of the Kobe’s due to them being low cut basketball shoes however, these are different.
Flip the pages for pics of Kobe’s previous shoes and the new shoes. Happy Mamba Day!!!!!!