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Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$199.99
Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
9/2019
Outdoor Rating:
33%
# of Reviews:
4
Traction
9.4
Cushion
8.3
Material
7.8
Support
8.0
Fit
8.8
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Amazing Traction
  • Easy FastFit lacing system

CONS:

  • Expensive retail price

Summary of 4 Expert Reviews:

The Kobe AD NXT Fast Fit is one of the most futuristic-looking basketball shoes in a while, but how does it perform? The best feature of this shoe is the amazing nub traction pattern that really bites the floor and allows you to stop on a dime. The React drop-in midsole provides balanced cushioning but works best for players who are low-to-the-ground and prefer court feel over impact protection. The upper materials are super thin and comfortable but could feel a little more premium and provide more support. Overall, the Kobe AD NXT FF is a great performer, especially if you can get it at a discount from the whopping $200 retail price.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

8.7
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I enjoyed the Kobe AD NXT FastFit much more than I expected. The shape of the outsole is more traditional compared to the Kobe AD NXT 360, the traction durability is better, and the Fast Fit system improves upon the AJ 33.
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8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
You are getting nice materials, futuristic tech, comfort, and great lockdown. But $200 is just too expensive.
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8.4
The Sole Brothers
For $200, the Kobe AD NXT FastFit is a pass. It's a nice shoe to play in and looks really, really good, but the performance isn't worth $200.
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8.4
RicheeKim
The performance of the Kobe AD NXT FF is really, really good, but if you care about money, $200 is just too expensive.
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Traction of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Traction is aggressive and works well even on dusty courts thanks to the wide grooves of the traction pattern.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction is really good on clean courts and is more durable than the Kobe AD NXT 360.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
The fully-translucent nub traction pattern. On a clean court, the grip is amazing. On dusty courts, you will need to wipe but the traction is still good.
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10.0
RicheeKim
The traction is freakin amazing - you will stop on a dime!
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Cushion of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The full-length React drop-in midsole is a little firmer and more responsive than the setup of the Kobe AD NXT 360, but there was still more than enough impact protection.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The cushioning gives you a spongy, squishy and comfortable feeling but I would have like a more responsive and bouncy setup.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
You are low-to-the-ground and the court feel is great. Impact protection could be better, especially in the forefoot. Overall, I would have liked a little more bounce.
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8.0
RicheeKim
The cushion is a nice blend between court feel and impact protection, but not as comfortable as in the Kobe AD NXT 360.
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Materials of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The spandex overlay is super minimal and made me be a bit hesitant to go full-speed at first.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The Quad Fit Mesh upper is really thin, stretchy and breathable, and looks super futuristic. The padding around the ankle is thick and comfortable.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
The materials are super thin and minimal, but for $200 I would have expected more premium materials.
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8.0
RicheeKim
The materials are really light, thin, and feel great on-foot.
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Support of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The support was a pleasant surprise and worked really well considering the minimal build.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Overall, I was a little bummed out by the support.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
No issues with lateral containment and ankle support is good.
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7.0
RicheeKim
Overall the support is pretty good. There is no heel slippage, but the bite of the traction is so good that I experienced some lateral sliding on the footbed.
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Fit of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Fast Fit system worked perfectly for me, much better than in the Air Jordan 33.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
A simple pull of the FastFit system will lock down your entire foot.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
The strap around the ankle area is not very comfortable and the FastFit system works well but doesn't tighten the forefoot as much as the midfoot.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The FastFit system really works, and the materials conform nicely to your foot.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

fair
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The traction works well outdoors but the nub traction pattern will probably not be very durable.
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fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
It's not recommended to play outdoors but I did it anyway and it worked fine but will probably not last very long.
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no
The Sole Brothers
I wouldn't recommend playing outdoors.
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Width of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

slightly narrow
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Try it out in-store if you have a wide foot.
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very narrow
The Sole Brothers
This is the most narrow shoe I have ever worn, but the materials stretch and soften up easily.
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Size of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
True to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
True to size.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
Go true to size.
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true to size
RicheeKim
Runs true to size, maybe a tad bit long.
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