Nike Kobe AD NXT 360 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$199.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
4/2018
Outdoor Rating:
10%
# of Reviews:
8
Traction
 
8.2
Cushion
 
9.1
Material
 
9.0
Support
 
8.6
Fit
 
9.2
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Comfortable cushioning

CONS:

  • Attracts a lot of dust
  • Hefty price

Summary of 8 Expert Reviews:

The Kobe AD NXT 360 is constructed completely different compared to other basketball sneakers on the market: If you take out the drop-in midsole you have a 360-degree Flyknit construction that is extremely lightweight, completely transparent and easily foldable. The 360 Flyknit material doesn't stretch at all, provides great lockdown and is extremely breathable. The Lunarlon / React drop-in midsole provides some of the best cushioning ever and finds the perfect mix of responsiveness, bounciness and impact protection. If future releases with solid rubber outsoles attract less dust, then the Kobe AD NXT 360 could be the best basketball shoe of all times!
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360:

9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Overall, the Kobe NXT 360 is the best Kobe shoe since the Kobe 9, in my opinion.
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9.4
The Sole Brothers
There is no other shoe I want to play in as much as these. Even though the traction of the translucent rubber is not the best this still might be the best basketball shoe we ever played in.
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9.2
RicheeKim
The Kobe AD NXT 360 is a great performer and looks amazing!
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8.8
PureKicks
This is officially PureKicks best-rated shoe so far!
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8.6
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Kobe NXT 360 is a true next-generation shoe and incredibly fun to play in!
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8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction is subpar, the 360 Flyknit concept is cool but nothing spectacular and the price is too expensive for what you get.
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8.4
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I absolutely loved playing in these shoes! The Kobe AD NXT 360 truly feels like a high-performance shoe with cutting-edge technology and will be in my rotation for a long time.
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8.4
Schwollo
So is the NXT 360 worth the price of admission? In a nutshell, no. The Mamba Instinct delivers similar performance, at a fraction of the price!

Traction of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360:

9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The traction wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best either. Works well on clean courts but dusty courts are problematic.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
The translucent traction pattern attracted a lot of dust and required tough wiping. On clean courts the traction was good.
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9.5
RicheeKim
The traction is phenomenal even on dustier courts!
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9.0
PureKicks
You don't have to worry about slipping or sliding at all.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Traction on the Kobe NXT 360 started out phenomenally but has already lost some of its grip after 4 weeks of use.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction doesn't grip the floor very well even after breaking them in.
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7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The rubber compound isn't very sticky but did a decent job. On a dusty court you will need to wipe, but then you're good to go.
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8.0
Schwollo
Traction was a bit disappointing as It didn’t have the bite I was expecting on clean floors and picked up a decent amount of dust.

Cushion of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360:

10.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The comfort is there, the impact protection is there, the court feel is there — the stuff is just amazing.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
The best cushioning setup we have ever experienced. Nike just nailed it!
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9.0
RicheeKim
This is one of my favorite cushioning setups and comes really close to full-length Zoom.
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10.0
PureKicks
The mixture of Nike React and Lunarlon feels absolutely incredible.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The mixed React and Lunarlon drop-in midsole provides a fluid ride with a lot of court-feel in the front and impact protection in the rear.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Nike Lunarlon combined with React cushioning is solid but I like more responsive cushioning like Nike Zoom Air.
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8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Very low to the ground, responsive and a ton of court feel. If you need a lot of impact protection - this is not for you.
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9.0
Schwollo
If you want low to the ground yet comfortable and balanced cushioning, then this is your set up.

Materials of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360:

9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I'm almost speechless because the materials are so nice!
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
The upper is incredibly minimal, doesn't stretch and provides very good ventilation.
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9.5
RicheeKim
The pure 360 Flyknit in the rear feels amazing, the front is TPU reinforced to provide more lockdown and durability. Being able to see through the upper is really cool and unique.
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9.0
PureKicks
The materials are probably the most comfortable I ever experienced in a basketball shoe.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
360-degrees of Flyknit was hyped up quite a bit. It performs well, but it wasn’t anything spectacular.
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10.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The extremely lightweight and flexible 360 Flyknit material is truly cutting edge and feels like an extension of your feet.
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8.0
Schwollo
TPU reinforced Flyknit is very breathable and comfortable.

Support of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360:

9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The support comes mainly drom the drop-in midsole and is fantastic.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
No heel slippage, great containment, and lateral support.
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9.0
RicheeKim
Zero heel slippage, no side-to-side movement. I just would have wished to get a lateral outrigger.
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8.0
PureKicks
The support is very, very good considering the minimal build of the upper.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
For $200 I would have liked a few more support features like an external outrigger or a mid-foot carbon fiber plate.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The support was surprisingly good considering the type of construction.
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8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Stability is not an issue with the Kobe AD NXT 360!
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7.0
Schwollo
Support is fine for a low top with excellent heel fit and a decent heel counter. However, the rounded outsole with no outrigger is just asking me for an ankle sprain.

Fit of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360:

9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Great lockdown and very good ventilation.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
This is the best fitting shoe I have ever worn!
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9.0
RicheeKim
Nice 1:1 fit, no complaints at all!
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8.0
PureKicks
The fit of this shoe is very good.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Lockdown was surprisingly good, and if you get the right size, then this shoe feels like an extension of your foot!
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9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The fit is awesome - I had a second skin experience!
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10.0
Schwollo
Great heel lockdown, no dead space in the toe box, no side-to-side movement and the thin upper feels like a second skin. The fit is the highlight of the 360 - no doubt!

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

no
The Sole Brothers
Outdoor use is not recommended.
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no
RicheeKim
The rubber is pretty soft and the pattern is too narrow for outdoor use.
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no
PureKicks
I would definitely not take these outdoors.
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fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I wouldn't recommend outdoor hooping as the rubber is pretty soft.
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no
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I would not recommend these for outdoor use.
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Width of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360:

slightly narrow
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Widefooters: I’m sorry, but this shoe just isn’t for y’all.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
The width is pretty narrow.
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regularly wide
RicheeKim
I have slightly wide feet but the Kobe AD NXT 360 didn't bother me in my true size.
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regularly wide
PureKicks
The shoe will conform to the shape of your feet and worked perfectly fine for my wide feet.
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slightly wide
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
A little bit roomy.
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slightly narrow
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Rather narrow in the mid foot.
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Size of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360:

½ size large
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
A little bit long.
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
They run long, go down half a size!
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true to size
RicheeKim
Go true to size, even if you have slightly wide feet.
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true to size
PureKicks
True-to-size fit me perfectly well.
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true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Fits true to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The Kobe AD NXT 360 runs true to size.
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½ size large
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
These run a little longer than previous Kobe models.
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½ size large
Schwollo
I went true to size with the 360 and it has a tiny bit of extra length in the toe but not enough to size down half a size.
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