9.1
Average Rating
PROS:
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Comfortable cushioning
CONS:
  • Attracts a lot of dust
  • Hefty price
Summary of 3 Expert Reviews:
The Kobe AD NXT 360 is constructed completely different compared to other basketball sneakers on the market: If you take out the drop-in midsole you have a 360-degree Flyknit construction that is extremely lightweight, completely transparent and easily foldable.
The 360 Flyknit material doesn't stretch at all, provides great lockdown and is extremely breathable. The Lunarlon / React drop-in midsole provides some of the best cushioning ever and finds the perfect mix of responsiveness, bounciness and impact protection. If future releases with solid rubber outsoles attract less dust, then the Kobe AD NXT 360 could be the best basketball shoe of all times!


Expert Reviews of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360:

9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Overall, the Kobe NXT 360 is the best Kobe shoe since the Kobe 9, in my opinion.
9.4
The Sole Brothers
There is no other shoe I want to play in as much as these. Even though the traction of the translucent rubber is not the best this still might be the best basketball shoe we ever played in.
8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction is subpar, the 360 Flyknit concept is cool but nothing spectacular and the price is too expensive for what you get.

Traction of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360

9
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The traction wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t the best either. Works well on clean courts but dusty courts are problematic.
7
The Sole Brothers
The translucent traction pattern attracted a lot of dust and required tough wiping. On clean courts the traction was good.
7
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction doesn't grip the floor very well even after breaking them in.

Cushion of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360

10
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The comfort is there, the impact protection is there, the court feel is there — the stuff is just amazing.
10
The Sole Brothers
The best cushioning setup we have ever experienced. Nike just nailed it!
8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Nike Lunarlon combined with React cushioning is solid but I like more responsive cushioning like Nike Zoom Air.

Material of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360

10
The Sole Brothers
The upper is incredibly minimal, doesn't stretch and provides very good ventilation.
9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I'm almost speechless because the materials are so nice!

Support of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360

10
The Sole Brothers
No heel slippage, great containment, and lateral support.
9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The support comes mainly drom the drop-in midsole and is fantastic.
8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The support was surprisingly good considering the type of construction.

Fit of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360

10
The Sole Brothers
This is the best fitting shoe I have ever worn!
9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Great lockdown and very good ventilation.

Is Outdoor Use Recommended?

fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I wouldn't recommend outdoor hooping as the rubber is pretty soft.
no
The Sole Brothers
Outdoor use is not recommended.

Width of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360

slightly wide
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
A little bit roomy.
slightly narrow
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Widefooters: I’m sorry, but this shoe just isn’t for y’all.
slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
The width is pretty narrow.

Size of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360

½ size large
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
A little bit long.
½ size large
The Sole Brothers
They run long, go down half a size!
true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The Kobe AD NXT 360 runs true to size.