The only differences I notice between the mentality 3 and the second edition, are the material and the pattern on the upper. Everything seems to point to some type of Knit material weaved into a spider web- like pattern. I would assume that Nike took in account the fact that the shoes weren’t very durable, and therefore would try to use better material The Lunarlon sole also appears more uniform on the newer edition. . The tongue still features a mesh extension and Nike and Kobe branding remain unchanged.