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Kobe Bryant, one of few NBA athletes to have a long-lasting performance basketball signature line. Despite that being an impressive accolade, Kobe Bryant would be on his fourteenth signature shoe with Nike, if of course the AD line wasn’t started. Nonetheless, we can’t forget his brief stint with adidas Hoops in the late 90s and early 00s. Here’s an official First Look at the Nike Mamba Focus.
The Nike Mamba Rage and Instinct has been his on-court budget-friendly basketball sneakers the last few years. Nike Basketball has finally given us a new build and completely new tooling that its predecessor, featuring a woven upper and drop-in midsole.
We first reported on the release details for this sneaker a while back, which we’ll provide with you below. Slated for a mid Summer release, official images have surfaced of these guys. The new sneakers look to come equipped in a black mamba snake-inspired tread, riding atop a full-length Phylon foam midsole, which features a bottom loaded rectangular forefoot zoom air bag, likely measuring in at or around 8 mm thick. Finishing off the shoes is an embossed textile upper, which features literal embossed overlays, inspired by the texture of a snake’s skin. Signature Kobe Bryant branding can be seen in place of the tongue, and heel counter, while an oversized TPU Nike swoosh completes the design, placed upon the midsole for lateral containment and security.
While official release details have yet to surface, our exclusive leak down below boasts the shoes are slated to arrive to retailers on Thursday, August 1st, 2019, which is when the first shipments will go out in multiple team colorways. Stay tuned as official release details come underway for the Nike Mamba Focus, and you already know to keep it locked to One on One Testers, being your premiere destination for sneakers on and off the hardwood.