Color blocking and split motifs have been all the rage in the past year, entering into mainstream sneaker culture as a remnant of the trends found predominantly in the 90s. Updating that classic tooling to fit more modern tastes, the Beaverton brand is donning the Kobe AD with that same design ethos in a palette of black and white. Split directly down the middle from the heel towards the forefoot, the lateral side dons a stark white with a grey dotted swoosh while the medial side takes on a contrasting black with Kobe’s classic logo. Though much of the upper is kept a minimal, lightweight construction, the model maintains visual appeal in its intricate hidden lacing system and various iconography scattered throughout. The Kobe AD “Black Toe” is currently available now on Nike.com at a retail of $140 USD.
Nike Kobe AD
Style Code: AR5515-100