Better Air Jordan 31 VS Kobe AD Reviews

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The Air Jordan 31 is Michael Jordan’s thirty-first signature shoe. It was first unveiled on July 20th, 2016 at a live event in Las Vegas. The shoe draws inspiration from the Air Jordan 1 and features a mix of leather, Flyweave, Zoom Air, and more.

The Kobe AD is Kobe Bryant’s twelfth signature Nike shoe. It is the first sneaker to release after Kobe’s retirement from the NBA. It features a mix of Flywire, mesh, Lunarlon, and Zoom Air.

So today we are talking about the difference .

The Air Jordan XXX1 “Royal” inspiration  from the first once again.Borrowing from the legendary Air Jordan 1 Retro High “Royal,” which is releasing on the same day, the sneaker features a mix of game royal and black on the Flyweave and leather upper sitting on a game royal, white, and black sole.

For the materail, Air Jordan 31 used synthetic leather in the heel area – killer combo. The Flyweave offers more flexible, softer and more breathable upper in front . it doesn’t restricts your natural feet movements and gives you that lovely snug fit. I was able to move freely without any restrictions but at the same time received enough support in the heel area due to synthetic leather which adds more support and stiffness in the heel area, where you need the most.

Also, the material transition in the mid foot area does not have any stiches or additional backing layers underneath


Nike Kobe AD Igloo could reference towards Kobe Bryant being cold as ice during his basketball career.It is feauture an Igloo and Black color scheme. This Nike Kobe AD features a Light Mint Green upper with Black branding throughout, speckled midsole and matching rubber sole.

For the material ,  textile mesh is used along the upper.  It is difference between of Air Jordan  31. It’s lightweight, strong and durable. It’s also very supportive for a textile.But this materials also require more break-in time than one would expection. I can feel the pinch and blister the sides of my feet. Maybe I need some time .

For cushioning , Air Jordan 31 used  full-length ZOOM Air setup in the midsole.I am a fan of full-length ZOOM cushion because of ability to expand and then force your implemented energy back to myself .I was pretty happy with the performance they offered me – great impact protection (especially in the heel), solid court feel and enjoyable bouncy ride.

For cushion of KD , Moving onto the Zoom Air,but the Full-length Lunarlon foam has been micro-tuned to Kobe’s specifications to deliver plush, resilient feels like Phylon. Court feel is there, despite the fact that you ride a little higher than past models, but if this is where Lunarlon is headed then I’m pretty disappointed. I first tried Lunarlon while playing in the Jordan Fly Wade 2.


For the traction , Air Jordan 31 ‘s  traction performed almost exactly the same as on the Jordan XXX… I was really disappointed by this performance as I was expecting some decent or even great traction from this model.

For the traction of KD, Rubber outsole with added surface area for better traction,Multi-directional flex grooves in the forefoot let your foot move naturally during quick cuts and liftoff.

For the supporting , I have no complains about Air Jordan 31 . Flywire cables wrapped around my midfood nicely and secure.The internal heel counter and synthetic leather setup locked my heel and kept for the entire game, so the overall support was really solid.

For the supporting of KD , The support features are pretty standard. Although, I don’t think there is a TPU midfoot shank,It’s a strange feeling that I haven’t really experienced before, the best way I know how to describe it is that at times it felt as if it was getting sucked under my feet.

Overall ,they are a little difference , but for  me ,I like the Air Jordan  better, Premium materials, super nice snug fit, heavy padding inside and of course, responsive, low to the ground full-length ZOOM cushion. The KD is not bad , The design and sculpt of the heel is something I hope to see on future editions of the Kobe model, it‘s that good.

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