Nike’s Kobe A.D mightn’t have blown many away when it wandered onto the scene late 2016, but a few pleasingly simple colourways since released and NIKEiD customisation options have the shoe’s appeal climbing at a reasonable clip. To shake things up and inject a bit of pizazz befitting the once self-proclaimed ‘Valentino of the NBA’, Nike are releasing a ‘Purple Stardust’ colourway. Black soles and Swooshes are all that escape the Lakers-purple onslaught, making for a serious statement of a shoe. Mesh uppers, suede detailing, a speckled midsole and gold Mamba logos on the insoles round off a design we’d cop quicker than you can say flying purple people eater.
The Nike Kobe A.D 'Purple Stardust' releases July 1 from Nike online.