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Apr 5, 2017
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The Nike Kobe A.D. “Compton” Has an Unexpected Backstory

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Nike is set to drop the Kobe A.D. “Compton,” inspired by DeMar DeRozan’s memory of watching Kobe Bryant play against Utah in the 1997 playoffs. Specifically, it was Game 5 of the series that would have a major impact on the Toronto Raptors star. The “airball game” would see an 18-year-old Bryant launch four separate shots that touched nothing but air. Bryant would later characterize the abysmal shooting performance as a turning point in his nascent career. For a young DeRozan, the game would serve as a pointed reminder that resilience is a key element for eventual success on the court.

The date of the game — May 12, 1997 — is immortalized on the Kobe A.D.’s lace tips, while an image of DeRozan’s childhood neighborhood in Compton is printed on the sockliner. Finally, Kobe’s DNA symbol and signature are inscribed on the heel tabs, following the color scheme of the Utah Jazz.

Retailing for 0, the Nike Kobe A.D. “Compton” launches April 12th at nike.com.

Release Date: 4/12/17 (Wednesday)

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Apr 5, 2017
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This Nike Kobe A.D. “DeRozan” PE is Inspired by DeMar’s First Memory of Kobe Bryant

During the 1997 NBA Playoffs when the Los Angles Lakers faced off against the Utah Jazz, Kobe Bryant had his famous “airball game.” We all watched and witnessed, as did a young DeMar DeRozan back in his hometown of Compton.

The game schooled the Raptors All-Star in the art of dealing with adversity and resilience. His latest Nike Kobe A.D. “DeRozan” PE is inspired by his earliest memory of Kobe Bryant and the lessons he learned throughout that game.

Odes to that day, May 12, 1997, can be seen on the shoe’s lace tips. From there, a picture of the street that DeRozan grew up on in Compton marks the sockliner. Grab a closer look at the shoe below and expect the release on April 12 via SNKRS.

Nike Kobe A.D. "DeRozan" PE
Nike Kobe A.D. “DeRozan” PE
Nike Kobe A.D. "DeRozan" PE
Nike Kobe A.D. “DeRozan” PE
Nike Kobe A.D. "DeRozan" PE
Nike Kobe A.D. “DeRozan” PE
Nike Kobe A.D. "DeRozan" PE
Nike Kobe A.D. “DeRozan” PE

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Mar 29, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD NXT ‘Wolf Grey’ Official Images



Wolf Grey Nike Kobe AD NXT

The upgraded Nike Kobe AD will release during April 2017. One of the first colorways to release is the Nike Kobe AD NXT ‘Wolf Grey’.

While being labeled a basketball model, the Nike Kobe AD NXT has more of an off-court look. Using mesh across the uppers which covers the panels and shroud overlay while a drawcord lacing setup is used. Following we have Kobe’s logo spotted on the heel and toggle while a large Nike Swoosh is spotted in the midsole in Black. Other details include a Zoom Air unit and a translucent outsole.

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey Release Date

The Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey is scheduled to release at select Nike Basketball retail stores on April 3rd, 2017. Retail price is set at 0. You will be able to purchase at shops like Nike.com and Sneaker Politics. Below you can check out more images which will give you a detailed look.

Nike Kobe AD NXT
Wolf Grey/Dark Grey
April 3, 2017
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882049-002

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Update: Nike has unveiled official images for the ‘Wolf Grey’ Nike Kobe AD NXT.

Wolf Grey Nike Kobe AD NXT

Wolf Grey Nike Kobe AD NXT

Wolf Grey Nike Kobe AD NXT

Wolf Grey Nike Kobe AD NXT

Wolf Grey Nike Kobe AD NXT

Wolf Grey Nike Kobe AD NXT

Wolf Grey Nike Kobe AD NXT

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey

Nike Kobe AD NXT Wolf Grey

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Mar 29, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD NXT “Wolf Grey” // Release Date

Kobe Bryant’s signature collection continues to flourish long after his final curtain call at Staples Center. New releases of the Kobe A.D. are prominent both on and off the court, and this all-new Kobe A.D. NXT is sure to have a similar fate.

Ringing in at 0 retail – which may cause concern for some considering the proper Kobe A.D. is only 0 – the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT is reshaped and largely a completely different shoe when compared to its big brother. Much like the woven shroud and lacing system overhaul, the outsole is completely reimagined with Nike Zoom. That said, this “Wolf Grey” iteration is perfect to introduce the shoe, as it allows the subtleties to expose themselves without much inspection.

What do you think of the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”? Let us know in the comments section below and pick up a pair on April 3 at Sneaker Politics.

Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”

Colorway: Wolf Grey/White-Black
Style #:882049-002
Release Date: April 3, 2017
Price: 0

Nike Kobe A.D. NXT "Wolf Grey"
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT "Wolf Grey"
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT "Wolf Grey"
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT "Wolf Grey"
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT "Wolf Grey"
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT "Wolf Grey"
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT "Wolf Grey"
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT "Wolf Grey"
Nike Kobe A.D. NXT “Wolf Grey”

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Mar 29, 2017
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The Nike Kobe A.D. NXT Redefines the Mamba’s Signature Line

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Kobe Bryant has teamed up once again with Nike footwear designer and longtime collaborator Eric Avar to create the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT, a low-profile, highly responsive silhouette that’s unlike any of the Mamba’s previous models. The most obvious change is a new lacing system that naturally tightens based on what the food needs. It’s integrated into the Flyknit upper, drawing the structure together to create a fluid system with a drop-in insole, one that houses a Zoom Air bag in the heel. In terms of aesthetics, the Flyknit upper features a subtle circular pattern inspired by a lotus flower, representing rebirth. There are also secret Kobe “codes,” one on the lateral side that translates into “unhinge,” another on the medial side conveying a message of “end and begin.” Together, the symbology expresses the reawakening of the Kobe line.

Check out detailed looks in the gallery below, and expect the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT (0) to launch globally on April 3 in both grey and volt colorways. Limited availability in North America begins on April 1.

Release Date: 4/3/17 (Monday)

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Mar 27, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD ‘Light Bone’



Nike Kobe AD Light Bone Release Date

The Nike Kobe AD ‘Light Bone’ will debut at Nike Basketball retailers during April 2017.

This Nike Kobe AD features a Light Bone, White, Pale Grey and Vivid Sky color theme. Light Bone is seen across the uppers while landing on the heel and midsole. Following we have White on the Nike Swoosh and Kobe logo while Vivid Sky lands on the liner. Finishing the look is a Gum outsole.

Nike Kobe AD Light Bone Release Date

There appears to be a few different release dates for the Nike Kobe AD Light Bone. Foot Locker has them listed to launch on April 6th while Shoe Palace will debut them on April 1st. Retail price will be 0. Continue to scroll below to check out more images which will give you a closer look.

Nike Kobe AD
Light Bone/White/Pale Grey-Vivid Sky
April 6, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD Light Bone Release Date

Nike Kobe AD Light Bone Release Date

Nike Kobe AD Light Bone Release Date

Nike Kobe AD Light Bone Release Date

Nike Kobe AD Light Bone Release Date

Nike Kobe AD Light Bone Release Date

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Mar 19, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD ‘City of Compton’ Release Date



Nike Kobe AD Compton Release Date

The Nike Kobe AD ‘Compton’ is a PE that is scheduled to release in early April. In addition, this Nike Kobe AD connects two NBA players.

Kobe Bryant started and finished his career as a Los Angeles Laker and the Nike Kobe AD is his latest signature shoe. NBA superstar DeMar DeRozan has been wearing the Kobe AD throughout the season and was born and raised in Compton.

Looking closer they feature a Light Bone, White, Pale Grey and Vivid Sky color combination. Across the base is a textured pattern used while the heel has a marble finish. In addition, the insoles have a ‘City of Compton’ graphic. Other details include Purple and Gold on the Kobe logo which pays respect to his time with the Lakers.

Nike Kobe AD Compton Release Date

The Nike Kobe AD City of Compton will release at select Nike Basketball retailers like Foot Locker on April 7th, 2017. Retail price will be 0. Below you can check out more images which will give you a better look.

Nike Kobe AD City of Compton
Light Bone/White/Pale Grey-Vivid Sky
April 7, 2017
0
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Nike Kobe AD Compton Release Date

Nike Kobe AD Compton Release Date

Nike Kobe AD Compton Release Date

Nike Kobe AD Compton Release Date

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Feb 21, 2017
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Pink Nike Kobe ADs for his Entire Family



Pink Nike Kobe AD PE Full Family

Nike Basketball recently released the ‘BHM’ Nike Kobe AD on NikeID during All-Star Weekend. Around the same time, the brand gifted Kobe Bryant and his entire family with Pink Nike Kobe AD PEs.

This Nike Kobe AD comes dressed in a Pink and Black color combination which resembles that of the ‘Think Pink’ theme. Across the base and part of the midsole is the use of Pink while Black lands on the Nike Swoosh, tongue and around the heel. Completing the look is a translucent outsole. Each pair also comes in a special wooden box.

At the time of writing, it isn’t known of the Nike Kobe AD in Pink and Black will eventually release, but once we have more information, we will make sure to update you. Let us know in the comments section if Nike Basketball should release them.

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Feb 21, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD ‘BHM’ Available Now



Nike Kobe AD BHM iD Black History Month

All-Star Weekend is officially over and with Nike Basketball signature athletes wearing the Black History Month 2017 Collection, the brand has just launched the Nike Kobe AD ‘BHM’.

Much like the others, this Nike Kobe AD comes dressed in White, Black and Metallic Gold. Across the base is a unique design while Black covers the heel, liner and top of the tongue. Finishing the look is Metallic Gold which lands on the branding.

For those that would like to purchase the Nike Kobe AD BHM, Nike has done something a little different. Instead of releasing them apart of the rest of the collection, they are allowing you to customize through their NikeID system. Retail price is set at 0. Below you can check out more images which will give you a better look.

Nike Kobe AD BHM iD Black History Month

Nike Kobe AD BHM iD Black History Month

Nike Kobe AD BHM iD Black History Month

Nike Kobe AD BHM iD Black History Month

Nike Kobe AD BHM iD Black History Month

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Feb 18, 2017
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Nike Kobe AD All-Star PE for Isaiah Thomas



Nike Kobe AD All-Star PE Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas will be partaking in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game festivities in New Orleans while wearing the Nike Kobe AD All-Star PE.

Not only will he participate in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, but he will take part in the 2017 Taco Bell Skills Challenge.

This Nike Kobe AD for Thomas represents his team, the Boston Celtics while dressed in predominate Green. In addition, they also feature a Metallic Gold Swoosh with speckled detailing, Black on the heel counter and translucent outsole.

Below you can check out more images of the Nike Kobe AD All-Star PE made for Isaiah Thomas. You will see him wearing them tonight at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans at 8PM ET. Let us know your thoughts on them in the comments section.

Isaiah Thomas isn’t the only one taking part in the Skills Challenge, he will go up against Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and Gordon Hayward.

Nike Kobe AD All-Star PE Isaiah Thomas

Nike Kobe AD All-Star PE Isaiah Thomas

Nike Kobe AD All-Star PE Isaiah Thomas

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Feb 16, 2017
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Oregon Ducks has an Exclusive Nike Kobe AD



Nike Kobe AD Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks is getting yet another Player Exclusive. They are set to wear the Nike Kobe AD Oregon Ducks PE tonight against the Utah Utes.

This Nike Kobe AD will be worn by the squad as they are having another great season. Looking closer, you will see that they feature predominate Black across the uppers while Green highlights the base. Following we have the Oregon Ducks mascot on the heel, Glow in the Dark accents and a feathered midsole. Completing the look is Kobe Bryant’s signature in Red on the heel while the outsole is done in Green.

Below you can check out more images of the Oregon Ducks Nike Kobe AD PE. You can also watch them rock the PE on-court tonight at 6PM PST on ESPN. Visit the comments section below to let us know what you think of them.

Nike Kobe AD Oregon Ducks

Nike Kobe AD Oregon Ducks

Nike Kobe AD Oregon Ducks

Nike Kobe AD Oregon Ducks

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Jan 22, 2017
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Another Nike Kobe 11 Oregon Ducks PE



Oregon Ducks Nike Kobe 11 Grey Green PE

The Oregon Ducks will always have a bunch of player exclusives available to them as their connection with Nike runs deep. Once again, the brand has issued the squad the Nike Kobe 11.

The latest edition of the Nike Kobe 11 Oregon Ducks PE is a bit more toned down compared to it’s previous edition which uses Grey cross the uppers that extends to the toe and heel. Following is Green Apple accents that land on the Nike and ‘O’ on the heel and liner. Finishing the look is gradient across the midsole along with a translucent outsole.

Below you can check out more images of the Grey and Green Nike Kobe 11 Oregon Ducks PE. The basketball team wore this pair the other night when they took on Stanford. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts on them.

Oregon Ducks Nike Kobe 11 Grey Green PE

Oregon Ducks Nike Kobe 11 Grey Green PE

Oregon Ducks Nike Kobe 11 Grey Green PE

Oregon Ducks Nike Kobe 11 Grey Green PE

Oregon Ducks Nike Kobe 11 Grey Green PE

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