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Nike Kobe AD NXT

Released 4/2017, Low Top, Kobe Bryant, 
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8.8
EXPERT RATING
6 reviews
9.3
USER RATING
2 ratings
Well-rounded performer with great traction, fun cushioning, and excellent fit

Best Suitable For:

Works best for quick guards

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Available at 0 shops | Official Retail Price: $199.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (6)
User Ratings (2)
Traction
8.9
Cushion
8.6
Materials
9.0
Support
9.0
Fit
8.8
Outdoor
0%

Weight & Sizing:

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

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Nike Kobe AD NXT Review

Pros:
Great Traction
Very responsive shoe
Cons:
Expensive
Fit is very specific

Performance of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

The Kobe AD NXT is a big upgrade over the disappointing Kobe AD. The biggest change is the completely new lacing system. Critics are split on whether it works or not. Some love it, some hate it. Overall, the Kobe AD NXT is a very good overall performer for quick guards. The only downside is the very expensive retail price of $200.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

Expert Rating: 8.8 (ranks #51 of 220)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.3
January 1, 2017
I think this is a very good shoe. Great traction, nice materials and an outstanding fit (for narrow feet). This is a BIG upgrade over the original Kobe AD
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The NXT version of the Kobe A.D. has much more in common with the Kobe 11 than with the original A.D. - and that's a good thing. Traction and cushion are solid. The fit isn’t going to be for everyone, but if you have a narrow foot you are going to love it.
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8.8
January 1, 2017
It is just a well-rounded performer with great traction, fun cushioning, excellent fit and stability and decent containment. These edge out the Curry 3 Low for my favorite of 2017.
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8.8
January 1, 2017
For $200 this shoe is a no-go. Disregarding the price, the Kobe AD NXT is a really good performer.
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The Kobe AD NXT has some exciting high points and I truly enjoyed playing in these thanks to the fantastic upper comfort. Unfortunately, at $200 this is the most expensive basketball shoe model in the 2017 Nike lineup. There are far better values out there.
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8.3
January 1, 2017
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User Reviews of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

User Rating: 9.3 (ranks #24 of 220)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 30, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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9.6
July 4, 2022
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Traction of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.9 (ranks #79 of 220)
User Traction Rating: 9.5 (ranks #37 of 220)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
7
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
January 1, 2017
I really enjoyed the traction.
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The traction had no issues on any surface no matter the condition.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
I had no issues at all with the NXT traction, well done Nike!
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8.5
January 1, 2017
Traction bites really hard on clean courts. On dusty courts, you will need to wipe a lot.
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From game one, the Kobe A.D. NXT’s traction was top-notch.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
I was very happy with the traction.
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Cushion of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.6 (ranks #110 of 220)
User Cushion Rating: 8.0 (ranks #145 of 220)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
January 1, 2017
Lunarlon midsole with a Nike Zoom unit in the heel - one of my favorite setups.
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The large volume heel Zoom Air unit coupled with a Lunarlon midsole works very well.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
I could feel the heel Zoom and Lunarlon from the get-go. Well done Nike!
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8.5
January 1, 2017
Heel Zoom unit provides you with decent impact protection.
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The Zoom bag provided plenty of impact protection, but Lunarlon quickly lost a lot of its initial cushioning.
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8.0
January 1, 2017
I thought the cushioning setup was pretty good on these. A great balance between cushioning and court feel.
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Materials of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

Expert Materials Rating: 9.0 (ranks #36 of 220)
User Materials Rating: 9.5 (ranks #8 of 220)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
January 1, 2017
A mixture of mesh and knit provides the best Nike has to offer.
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The shoe is made out of a mesh textile build that is very breathable.
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8.0
January 1, 2017
No issues here but for $200 you’d think you’d get all Flyknit.
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10.0
January 1, 2017
The materials are very nice and super soft from the get-go.
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Support of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

Expert Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #47 of 220)
User Support Rating: 9.5 (ranks #19 of 220)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
You sit low to the ground so stability is great while the overall containment (from the fit) is wonderful.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
Overall, I really liked the mobility of wearing a low without any fear or turning my ankle.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
Support is very good.
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Great heel lockdown and two subtle outriggers help the shoe to excel in this area.
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Fit of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.8 (ranks #58 of 220)
User Fit Rating: 9.5 (ranks #16 of 220)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
10.0
January 1, 2017
I don't think there is another shoe that will fit as great as this one.
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For those that enjoy that really snug feeling on-foot then you’ll likely enjoy the hell out of these.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
I had no movement side to side and zero heel slip. I really enjoyed the one to one fit with the NXT.
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8.0
January 1, 2017
The new lacing system is a no-go. You can't really get it to securely lock down your forefoot.
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The new lacing system not only sounds great on paper but also actually works. The feel of the NXT’s upper is second to none. I wasn’t able to achieve a fit quite as snug as with traditional lacing systems, but there was still enough support that the tradeoff was well worth it in terms of comfort.
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8.0
January 1, 2017
I had a little heel slippage, the lockdown was fine and the shoes were really comfortable.
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Durability of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

User Durability Rating: 10.0 (ranks #15 of 220)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 0.0 (ranks #206 of 220)
User Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #124 of 220)
Good (100%)
0
Fair (50%)
1
Bad (0%)
1
no
January 1, 2017
Outdoor use is not recommended.
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Width of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

very narrow
1
slightly narrow
6
regular
0
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
very narrow
January 1, 2017
The shoe features a very narrow setup.
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slightly narrow
I went up half a size due to the narrow width.
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slightly narrow
January 1, 2017
Wide footers can go up half a size.
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slightly narrow
January 1, 2017
The fit is rather narrow similar to other Kobe models.
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slightly narrow
January 1, 2017
They are a little narrow.
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Size of the Nike Kobe AD NXT:

very small
0
slightly small
0
true to size
5
slightly long
1
very long
0
true to size
The length is pretty true to size.
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true to size
January 1, 2017
These fit true to size lengthwise.
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½ size large
January 1, 2017
Go down half a size if you have narrow feet.
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true to size
January 1, 2017
They're true to size.
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