If you ask my most satisfied part of KOBE Mamba Focus, I’m only satisfied at the anti-rollover performance of this sneaker.
The NIKE Swoosh logo on the shoe side has a new design. The Swoosh logo is extended to bottom of insole. And it’s made of stiff plastic.
This stiff Swoosh logo will also offer support when lateral movement.
The anti-rollover angle on the position of little finger is big. It also improves the anti-rollover performance.
For the heelpiece part, the cushion material on both side of insole also has a high upturn. So you will feel it’s very stable.
I’m dissatisfied at the design of shoe tree. It’s unreasonable.
The shoe tree is a little narrow. My foot is not wide type. The middle of the shoe press against my foot. If your instep is high and foot is wide, it will not be suitable to wear it. It should be only suitable to the lathy foot type like Durant.
The vamp pattern likes Mamba snakeskin pattern. It’s not knitted material, just common fabric.
The vamp is thin, and it’s only single layer design. If you want to have long time actual combat, this kind of vamp is easy to be broken.
The TPU design on the heelpiece is very narrow. It will press against your foot.
You know, the Kobe Venom series use Zoom Air Cushion on forefoot and heelpiece. The configuration has high cost performance.
And Kobe Mamba Focus also uses full-length Lunar.
But this pair of Mamba Focus only uses a small piece of Zoom Air Cushion in the insole. It’s unworthy to buy it.
The hardness of Kobe Mamba Focus is stiffer than Air Force 1. From the cushion performance and foot feeling, this sneaker not likes a pair of modern basketball shoes.
The outsole of Kobe Mamba Focus is different with common outsoles like rhombus, herringbone etc.
It looks cool. The pattern looks like snake scale. If you step on the front, the traction is good. But traction is bad on lateral movement.
Overall, the traction performance of this sneaker is not good.
The size is normal size. The appearance is cool. But as I mentioned, most of foot types is not suitable to this sneaker. And the configuration is also unworthy for this price. So we don’t recommend it to you for playing basketball.