As the inspiration for the third iteration of the Kobe AD shoe series, Kobe Bryant drew on the psychological effects of colors. True to its name, the Kobe AD Mid Mamba Mentality explores the relationship between colors and mental effects, including emotions.
To keep his head in the game, Kobe Bryant has defined five essential emotions needed for success on the court. These emotions are represented by the color palette of the Kobe AD Mid “Mamba Mentality”: Detached (grey), Fearless (purple), Honesty (blue), Optimism (yellow), and Passion (red). In terms of construction, the mid-top basketball shoe packs performance features such as: Lightweight multilayer upper for ultra-thin feel and added support. Lunarlon foam and Zoom Air for responsive cushioning. Also new engineered sole tread for optimal traction during cutting and moving swiftly.