Kobe Bryant is obsessed with figuring out how to give athletes an advantage — a mentality that led him to once again redefine his signature line with its latest silhouette, the Nike Kobe A.D. NXT. The Kobe AD NXT features an unconventional lacing structure meant to give ultimate lockdown support for each foot to go along with a lightweight Flyknit upper. Think of this as the Elite version to Kobe’s twelfth signature sneaker, but with a completely redesigned midsole unit as well. A drop in insole features Lunarlon and a Zoom Air bag. As for that Flyknit shroud, it features a subtle circular knit in an attempt to reference the lotus flower in an homage to the theme of rebirth. This is Kobe and Avar’s reimagining of the entire Black Mamba line for a post-retirement reign.