After Kobe retired the Kobe shoes are still being loved by NBA players either the AD series or the Protro series. Earlier report from an official media has shown that Kobe series was worn most frequently during the 18 to 19 season by most NBA players. And I wanna say that besides the charm of Kobe himself the Kobe series also beckons a lot of people by its nice appearance, it comfortable wearing experience and above all its excellent performance. And for me, I’ve been benefiting from Kobe series for years and I am quite grateful for that. As a senior fan of Kobe I consider it necessary to own a pair of Kobe shoes and luckily I got another Kobe AD NXT FF with the exception of those I’ve already had.
Today I am gonna talk about this Kobe AD NXT FF. As regards its performance, keep on reading then. This Kobe AD NXT FF is the third pair of AD NXT shoes and the “FF” represents the Fast Fit system which as well can be found in Air Jordan 33. The shoes named with the so-called “NXT” are those that adopt some latest tech. Take the Kobe AD NXT 360, it uses the React + Lunarlon double density insole and the new Fiyknit technology. As for Kobe AD NXT FF, it can’t be bad either. The NXT FF also equips with the double density insole which is made of React + Cushlon foam though. For the vamp it is made of plastic-like woven materials.
The information of these high tech alone made me rather thrilled before it was officially launched. Then in terms of the performance, I really got shocked for it performed that nicely that I can not praise it enough. The first impression it gave me was its super lightness though a bit heavier than NXT 360. Then after I tried it on, it just turned out to fit my feet perfectly. After pulling the Fastfit ring, I felt my feet locked immediately. And if you ask about the Velcro, I should say it is anything but a trouble and it is never just a decoration. It helps wrap and lock my feet but never will it stress my feet.
In the shoe body there is a word Quadfit, it extending outward. Due to the materials used the shoes wear very nicely and are easy for me to put on and take off.
For the insole, though made of different materials, it is still nice and I do not feel anything different compared with the one made of React + Lunarlon . Because the Fastfit System is placed inside the Cushion I don’t feel my toes stuck in the fore part. And I believe if you get a try you will be astonished at the delicate design by the designer.
Albeit the high-top design, the fact is that its protection is not that enough whereas the wrapping is the most satisfying one I’ve ever met hitherto. And this should be ascribed to mostly the Fastfit System.
The shoe not only provides sufficient wrapping; but in many cases it responds so quickly that it can withstand the impact of the actual shock when you are combating. The Fastfit inserted inside has also anti-twisting function and the Outrigger of the forehand offers enough stability. In the process of testing the shoe there was sometimes slipping phenomenon though, but the blame lies in my style of playing. Surely there is enough protection for the guard, but often for defenders this may be a little insufficient.
Seeing the outsole you’ll find scale granular pattern in it, which is similar to that of the NXT 360. NXT FF has a relatively dense pattern, so I had expected it to have a nice grip performance. On the court with less dust, the grip performance was an ideal one and there was no slippage in emergency stop or turning, but unfortunately, it was prone to sticky dust. However, from personal experience, the Nxt 360 performs better in terms of this respect.
But for some the Nxt 360 may be a nightmare because of its weak durability. The Nxt 360 grips nicely, but it wears out easily as well. But after several tests, Nxt FF still remains intact. So if you don’t want to change your partner frequently, Nxt FF may be a good choice.
In the past years, as can be seen that Kobe series has always been coming up with comfortable, responsive shoes. And from my point of view, Kobe AD NXT FF is the result of its efforts. Based on the ground of my experience, you might as well have a try.