The Nike Kobe AD Light Bone 852425 011 is the next iteration of the Kobe AD collection, scheduled to release on April 6. They come in a light bone, White and Pale Grey color combination; they feature a breathable mesh upper with molded foams at the heel for cushioning and comfort. They are also equipped with flywire cables near the midsection to ensure lockdown. They are light, low profile and feature a Zoom Air unit at the heel. This is the first kobe’s signature shoes with a midsole- they sport the Lunarlon foam in the midsole (lunarlon is 30 percent lighter than traditional Phylon and allows the force of impact to be more evenly distributed, which helps reduce painful pressure points on the wearer’s feet). They are completed by a durable gum outsole with micro-tread pattern for smooth transitions and cuts on the court.
My personal observations on the KOBE AD in general:
-Cushion: Cushion is 9.9/10; these are the very first Kobe signature shoes with a midsole. They are equipped with the lunarlon midsole intended to distribute the shock impact evenly on the foot and legs. It is light and very well padded, so cushioning is great.
_Traction: I was purposely dragging my feet, and was questioned by my son about it humorously. Well, traction is good, I was on a dry playground so I had no problems setting my feet and shooting. I took two spot up shots and nailed them both, I was well balanced; traction is 9/10
-Comfort/Stability: This was my biggest disappointment- as soon as I laced up the shoes, I wanted to take them off. Remember, they feature flywires which are supposed to enhance stability and keep your foot locked in. I have a very wide foot so , so I felt like the shoes were literally crushing, squeezing and choking my feet. It got to the point where my feet felt warm and I was very uncomfortable. I had to cut the video short and didn’t even do a ” in game” feature of them. My feet were definitely stable but very sore on the sides and near the toe box. I definitely wouldn’t recommend them for people with wide feet. I think Kobe engineered them with people with narrow feet in mind.
Nike Kobe AD Light Bone 852425 011
Light bone/pale grey/white, April 6, $160
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