Nike Kobe 10 Elite Basketball Shoe Review

This shoe may not be quite as aesthetically pleasing as the Kobe 9 Elite but it is more rugged and even more comfortable. The technology put into this makes this one of the most cutting edge pieces of footwear out there.

The Flyknit upper makes a return and helps to keep the shoe light and strong as the foot moves around inside. This combined with the high collar also help keep the shoe locked down to stop any loss of energy when moving. The collar is also stiffer than on the previous model which reduces comfort a tiny amount but really helps to keep the shoe stable.

The outsole has the same pattern as the regular model which provides great traction and great bounce. The Technology put in makes the movement in the shoe easy and effortless. The laces do all the way up to the top to stop the shoe moving around the foot and becoming uncomfortable.

Overall, this shoe is technologically advanced and contains a great deal of comfort points. This shoe is designed to give the wearer an edge and it has enough put into it to really help with that.

Nike Kobe X Basketball Shoe Review

This is a great shoe thanks to all the technologies in it. The attention to detail is fantastic and has led to a shoe that has no obvious flaws

The upper is a breathable mesh that conforms quite well to the foot but unless you tighten the laces properly, it can cause pressure across your toes as it creases inwards.

The heel clip is sturdy and helps the shoe keep it’s shape, but can make the shoe difficult to get on and off. This is because it holds its shape a little too well and won’t bend to allow the foot in.

The Nike Zoom unit and the airbag in the back help to make this a comfortable to move around in. These also seem to help with leaping as it feels like it is pushing you out of the ground to give you extra height. Combined with the outsole, this makes for a great basketball shoe.

The outsole is the crowning jewel of this shoe as it has some of the best traction in the basketball game today. It starts with some Nike Free grooves to allow more motion in the foot. The is a tooth at the front to keep some shape when the Nike Free is in usage. There is also small nodules on the bottom of the shoe to cause traction. The nodules splay out to grip the floor like a race car’s wheels do. This is what leads to the superior traction.

Overall, this is a great shoe for basketball and is superior to most others in almost every way. The only possible flaw is that it is not as aesthetically pleasing to look at as the Kobe 9 Elite, but if they released a high, Flyknit edition, then that is taken care of.

Kobe 9 Elite Review

These shoes are great. They move with the foot and have great cushioning ability. They are very supportive of the foot to stop chaffing while playing and are also very eye catching, mostly due to the new flyknit technology which is one of the distinguishing features of the shoe, as well as the super high cut of the collar. It’s lightweight, durable and is a fantastic edition to Nike.

The sole is very thin overall but this only leads to a more aggressive state of play as you can feel the court more under your feet. This combined with the pressure mapped footprint on the outsole leads to no slippage on court. The extra grip on the inside also helps with the grip during play, but can make taking the shoe off, or putting it on, harder as you have to basically unlace the whole top of the shoe to get your foot in or out.

The amount of technology and thought that has gone into the shoe has led to the best basketball shoe since Jordan went out in the first Air Jordan 1. The lunarlon sole is one of the aspects which lead to great cushioning and the flyknit and flywire technology help with the support and movement of the foot. Even the heel clip made of carbon fibre helps to support the shoe as you change direction and make quick cuts.

Overall the Kobe 9 Elite is as close to a perfect basketball shoe as Nike have gotten and I wish Kobe luck in his recovery from a gruelling injury and luck for when he returns to the court in his magnificent shoe.

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