Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit

Released 9/2019, Mid Top, Kobe Bryant, 
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8.5
EXPERT RATING
4 reviews
8.9
USER RATING
3 ratings
The first Kobe model with the FastFit lacing system

Best Suitable For:

Great shoe for quick, low-to-the-ground players who are into futuristic looks

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Available at 3 shops | Official Retail Price: $199.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (4)
User Ratings (3)
Traction
9.4
Cushion
8.3
Materials
7.8
Support
8.0
Fit
8.8
Outdoor
33%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit Review

Pros:
Amazing Traction
Easy FastFit lacing system
Cons:
Expensive retail price

Performance of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

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:

Expert Rating: 8.5 (ranks #126 of 305)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.7
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
You are getting nice materials, futuristic tech, comfort, and great lockdown. But $200 is just too expensive.
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8.4
September 6, 2019
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
September 12, 2019
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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User Reviews of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

User Rating: 8.9 (ranks #93 of 305)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.2
January 13, 2022
The Kobe NXT FF are a revolutionary basketball shoe! The fast fit system worked great and kept my foot locked down. The traction: A tier, and the react cushioning: da bomb! Even with a hefty price tag, these are worth every penny! Just make sure you get the right size ;)
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8.4
December 12, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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9.2
March 30, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

Expert Traction Rating: 9.4 (ranks #34 of 305)
User Traction Rating: 9.3 (ranks #68 of 305)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.5
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
The traction is really good on clean courts and is more durable than the Kobe AD NXT 360.
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9.0
September 6, 2019
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
September 12, 2019
The traction is freakin amazing - you will stop on a dime!
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Cushion of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.3 (ranks #181 of 305)
User Cushion Rating: 8.3 (ranks #175 of 305)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
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
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
September 6, 2019
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
September 12, 2019
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:

Expert Materials Rating: 7.8 (ranks #243 of 305)
User Materials Rating: 9.0 (ranks #48 of 305)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
7.0
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
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
September 6, 2019
The materials are super thin and minimal, but for $200 I would have expected more premium materials.
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8.0
September 12, 2019
The materials are really light, thin, and feel great on-foot.
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Support of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

Expert Support Rating: 8.0 (ranks #241 of 305)
User Support Rating: 8.7 (ranks #141 of 305)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
The support was a pleasant surprise and worked really well considering the minimal build.
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7.0
Overall, I was a little bummed out by the support.
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9.0
September 6, 2019
No issues with lateral containment and ankle support is good.
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7.0
September 12, 2019
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:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.8 (ranks #51 of 305)
User Fit Rating: 8.7 (ranks #131 of 305)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
The Fast Fit system worked perfectly for me, much better than in the Air Jordan 33.
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9.0
A simple pull of the FastFit system will lock down your entire foot.
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8.0
September 6, 2019
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
September 12, 2019
The FastFit system really works, and the materials conform nicely to your foot.
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Durability of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

User Durability Rating: 7.5 (ranks #261 of 305)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 33.3 (ranks #165 of 305)
User Outdoor Rating: 0.0 (ranks #268 of 305)
Good (100%)
0
Fair (50%)
2
Bad (0%)
3
fair
The traction works well outdoors but the nub traction pattern will probably not be very durable.
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fair
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
September 6, 2019
I wouldn't recommend playing outdoors.
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Width of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit:

very narrow
2
slightly narrow
3
regular
0
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
slightly narrow
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very narrow
September 6, 2019
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:

very small
0
slightly small
1
true to size
5
slightly long
1
very long
0
true to size
True to size.
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true to size
True to size.
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true to size
September 6, 2019
Go true to size.
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true to size
September 12, 2019
Runs true to size, maybe a tad bit long.
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