Today, Lakers retired guard Kobe Bryant turns 39 years young.  To celebrate, Nike Basketball produced a Friends and Family arrangement of his latest upcoming model, the Kobe A.D. Mid.

The Kobe A.D. Mamba Mentality pack hits select stores tomorrow on August 24, 2017 commemorating Mamba Day.  Since it is 8/24 tomorrow, fans and the Nike brand will continue to greet the Black Mamba with birthday greetings and celebrate his 20 year tenure as a Lakers.

In addition, the Kobe A.D. Mid will be the first mid-top sneaker since the Kobe 3.  The Kobe 9 Elite is considered a high-top so this is a big change for the line.  Since 2008, the Kobe line has been known to be a low-top sneaker on court.  Many prefer this soccer-like shoe for fast and precise movements allowing the ankle to freely maneuver during play.  Support is offered by the heel counters and tight glove-like fit from the upper throughout each model allowing exceptional performance for hoops.  Zoom Air and Lunarlon cushion return as the standard for those who like this set up.  It is unsure if there will be an alternate cushion set-up in the future, but it is a possibility.

The Kobe A.D. Mid Mamba Mentality Pack is reported to release only at three House of Hoops locations in the United States.  Harlem, Beverly Center, and Culver City Mall House of Hoops locations will release the sneakers tomorrow at a reported price of $150.00 USD (Sneakernews).  A wider release will be launched next month in other colorways and different materials.

*Updated 8/24/17*

Available now at Nikestore.com at this link here.

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