The Mamba Mentality has nothing to do with basketball.so what is the Mamba Mentality?It is challenge. The five colors of the Mamba Mentality are blue (honesty), red (passion), grey (detached), purple (fearless), and yellow (optimism), and these are the emotions that Kobe Bryant has meshed to form his own elevated perspective on basketball.
Today we are talking about the Nike Kobe AD Mid .
For material ：It is used the martial ,actually I have a little disappointed . I can feel the Moisture becomes an issue within the shoe rather quickly because of the lack of ventilation. When you have moisture buildup within a shoe, and you have friction involved, blistering is inevitable. especially for the summer .
However ,the materials are not breathable at all.The biggest concern is still concentrated in the suede body, leather has some wear and fold after playing longer .
For traction : translucent rubber utilized , it is great for me . though it is not easy to keep clean .and this outsole was loud. but the gripping is amazing . it is seems can lockdown the shoes between the bottom and court.
For cushioning : The setup is amazing . The midsole is Lunarlon and the heel features a large volume Zoom Air unit. Impact protection and energy return are the heel’s main focus.Cushioning system in which the basic signature shoe of kobe shoes , followed by zoom and lunar as in the past the stable configuration of the forefoot. This is zoom the thickness of conscience, heel is soft elastic foot.
For supporting :The internal heel counter does a good job keeping your foot on the footbed. you can feel it is snug. and you can do anything .However, the lateral outrigger is much better than the one featured on the original Kobe A.D.There are TPU to improve the supporting .Overall , Ventilation and material quality need to improve . but traction was awesome and the cushion was solid. If the Kobe AD Mid had a knitted or mesh upper it’d be one hell of a shoe. and we hope KOBE shoes will better next time .