Take a Dive Into the Specs of Nike's Kobe NXT 360

“The Kobe-iest Kobe yet.”

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Following the introduction of Nike’s next-generation Flyknit, the Swoosh’s basketball division has provided a breakdown of the Kobe NXT 360 model. Its design sees a three-part wraparound Flyknit upper along with a drop-in dual-density midsole and outsole. The main idea behind the model was to help provide separation between the offensive player and their defender — something that’s far easier to do when footwear forms to the true shape of the foot. As a result, Nike has removed excess layers found in your traditional basketball model, allowing the wearer to feel like they aren’t wearing anything at all. This also gives a closer connection to the drop-in midsole, which heightens containment in the sneaker and reduces in-shoe movement.

Expected to arrive on April 13 at select Nike Basketball retailers, Nike’s Kobe NXT 360 looks like an apt addition to the Black Mamba’s storied signature footwear lineup.

You can also check out how the model looks on foot as DeMar DeRozan was the first to debut the sneaker on-court.

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