Reviewers tend to like the latest release of Kobes AD signature model, but they don't love it. The traction of the Kobe AD Exodus works very well on clean courts but attracts a lot of dust and isn't made for outdoor use. The huge 14mm Nike Zoom Air cushioning in the heel is very comfortable and the Phylon in the forefoot is low-to-the-ground and responsive. Support and lockdown are solid and the materials may look and feel cheap in-hand, but they get the job done!
Overall, the Kobe AD Exodus is a very solid performance shoe that is especially recommended for quicker guards.
I like the Nike Kobe AD Exodus but I don’t love it. The Exodus is lightweight, low profile, and provides aggressive traction — it’s a shoe built for a fast-paced player that gets up and down the court.
One of my favorite shoes. Amazing court feel, responsiveness, and bounce. My one downfall would be the limited customizable fit without a tongue, it's more of a slip on, luckily they fit my foot pretty great.
The Phylon forefoot lacks the dynamic response of Air Zoom but provides excellent court feel and a very speedy feel which works perfectly for fast guards. The Air Zoom in the heel provides decent impact protection.