Inside the Head of Kobe Bryant with Nike's New Kobe A.D. "Mamba Mentality" Pack

Kobe Bryant’s legacy continues.

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Following the “Mambacurial” edition of the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT and the reworked iteration of his classic Crazy 8 model during his time with the Three Stripes, Nike has recently revealed the Black Mamba’s latest sneaker pack. Honoring Kobe Bryant, the collection dons the moniker “Mamba Mentality” Pack and carries on the Nike Kobe A.D. name with a selection of five colorway choices.

The silhouette serves as a stripped down iteration of the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT and normal Nike Kobe A.D. as each sport a different blueprint-like design on their uppers. Each colorway reflects an emotion in relation to Kobe’s “Mamba Mentality” as purple represents being fearless, red acknowledges passion, yellow reflecting optimism, grey symbolizes Bryant’s neutral yet calm detached emotion and blue as a nod to honesty and trust.

Each model hosts engineered Flywire cables for enhanced support and strength in addition to a full-length Lunarlon midsole for a lightweight feel on court. Nike’s Zoom Air Unit is placed within its heel for impact cushioning which is complemented by an engineered micro-blade tread outsole for easy multidirectional movement.

The Nike Kobe A.D. “Mamba Mentality” Pack is set to launch on August 24 as an homage to both of Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers.

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