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KOBE A.D. NXT NEXT LEVEL
LOCKDOWN
A customizable Flyknit shroud and toggle
system offers superior support while providing
lightweight feel for precision moves.

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KOBE A.D. NXT After an off-the-charts career of championships, All-Star accolades, MVP honors and broken
records, Kobe's legacy will live forever. The Kobe A.D. NXT keeps the lightweight, low-profile
characteristics of his signature line alive while adding a new layer of Mamba innovation: a
no-tie toggle lockdown system. Combined with the shoe's ultimate responsiveness and
excellent traction, it brings next-level performance to any court.

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LOCKED-DOWN SUPPORT Light, strong Flyknit shroud offers superior support
while a toggle pull locks your foot in place.

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ULTIMATE RESPONSIVENESS Nike Zoom Air cushioning provides lightweight
responsiveness for explosive first steps and
cushioned landings.

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EXCELLENT TRACTION The micro-tread pattern grips the ground
hard when you change direction fast.

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"THE KOBE A.D. NXT ISN'T ABOUT PERFECTING TECHNOLOGY—IT'S ABOUT ELEVATING IT TO NEW
HEIGHTS. WE WANTED TO PUSH PERFORMANCE INNOVATION. THAT FOCUSED MISSION BECAME THE
CATALYST TO THE NEW LACE-LESS SYSTEM."
KOBE BRYANT

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BEHIND THE DESIGN PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES On April 13, 2016, Kobe Bryant played his final professional basketball game,
leading his team to victory with an incredible 60 points. His legendary 20-year
career had come to an end, but his invaluable role as a Nike collaborator and
innovator continued to grow. With the Kobe A.D. NXT—the next-level iteration
of his post-retirement shoe—Kobe pushes the boundaries of performance and
innovation further than he ever has before.

NEXT LEVEL LOCKDOWN Lacing up a pair of basketball shoes can be inconvenient
before and during games, so Kobe and the Nike design
team decided to get rid of them—and get players on the
court quicker, with excellent lockdown. In lieu of laces, a
toggle pull compresses the foot to keep it securely in place.
"Something special and amazing happens when you yank
on these strings," product manager Tony Grosso says.
While traditional laces secure the foot from the sides, the
toggle system sucks the foot down from the top while also
keeping the heel back, leaving absolutely no room to slip.

BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY For the Black Mamba, a shoe's performance is essential—but
it's not everything. "It also has to be beautiful in its simplicity,"
Grosso says. When you look at the minimalist Kobe A.D. NXT, it's
hard to believe it does so much. Its plush, responsive cushioning,
excellent traction and unrivaled support are incorporated effortlessly
into the unique, clean design. The shoe's look is so distinct, in fact,
that Grosso says, "You either love it or you hate it." And for an
athlete whose entire career was fueled by love and hate from both
fans and foes, that's just what was intended.

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