Nike was released the new sneaker ——Nike Flyknit 360 in the April. As the first used in basketball shoes , we will check it what is the different for Nike Kobe NXT 360.
Here we go .
The KOBE NXT 360’s design — a three-part structure of wrap-around Flyknit, a drop-in dual-density midsole and an outsole — is predicated on providing the surest possible footing. That is suit for the Kobe Bryant play.
The low-cut construction and Flyknit upper meet the current standards of the Kobe line, but there’s way more to this new model that make it the best Kobe yet.
A next-generation Flyknit construction warps the foot completely in 360 degrees for a second-skin fit, while the dual-density drop-in foam midsole pairs Nike REACT technology and Lunarlon to maximize cushioning and response.
There is a huge TPU to lockdown the shoes .
The sole was combine with React and Lunarlon,though there are more different of Kobe a.d Mid’ Lunarlon,but the Kobe NXT 360 have the TPU model ,so what is the affection ? The outsole is wear resistant and the mid-layer is of shock absorbing.
As we know ,the React of Hyperdunk 2017 is great ,then the React of Superfly.2017 just so so ，Kobe NXT 360 also used the React too, it is di a great job .
The Kobe 360 NXT’s React feels more like the feeling of a thinner version of Nike Epic React Flyknit, a soft material. May be the limitations of external materials make React’s jumper can be more freely.However, the thinner midsole will be move quickly.
In addition to cushioning and midsole performance well, KOBE NXT 360 insole almost guarantees the performance of all shoes. The huge extension of both sides with the TPU module did a great job, stabilizes the heel, while the arch and forefoot TPU patch are the heroes of the stable feet in the breakthrough and so on .
For the material: 360-degrees of Flyknit equals one word: bomb. This thin material is so durable and supportive it’s mind boggling because it’s like nothing is there. Then the material is amazing and more density .The Flyknit doesn’t stretch much due to the heating process that sets it, but because it wraps beneath the foot (360-degrees) it moves with you so well I honestly don’t have anything negative to say it. but the supporting is a part from this material.
For the ventilation : it is great ,maybe the material reason ,an external heel counter also found its way onto the 360’s and does a damn good job at cradling the heel and locking it down.The wrap-around Flyknit construction of the KOBE 360 is steamed directly on the last to mimic the anatomical shape of the foot, allowing for a more conformed fit as well as the elimination of harsh corners both on the footbed and then with ground contact.
The sneakers have a good grip but it is often slippery in dusty outfields. Afterwards, we found out that the outsole of the shoes was actually “collect dust”. It is recommended that played inside .
You get a drop-in midsole that features Lunarlon foam along outer edge for structure and support. Plush React foam is used at the center of the midsole for that feel-good softness. I did have to re-lace the Kobe NXT 360 a few times, but once the materials broke in and took the shape of my foot I was able to dial in the lockdown the way I wanted.
Although the insole contracted most of the performance of the shoes, the uppers and durability of the Flyknit 360 at the expense of a comfortable package really led to the “drop” of the shoes. However, such attempts still allowed the autumn harvest to be even more successful. Fast, and the shoes have become lighter, reaching Bryant’s own requirements for shoes.