Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Nike KD 6 gets high ratings from an overwhelming number of commenters.
  • Many commenters bought these Nike basketball shoes for others, and they say that they (the recipients) are completely satisfied with them.
  • Several wearers are happy with how these Nike low-tops look; they say that these shoes are really stylish.
  • A good number of purchasers say that the sixth Kevin Durant basketball shoes fit them perfectly.
  • Some reviewers say that the Max Air and Zoom combo in the midsole does not disappoint.
  • Several wearers say that these Nike shoes are very comfortable. The same can be said about the eleventh Nike KD.
  • A considerable number of purchasers report that the KD 6 shoes from Nike fits true to size.
  • Like the 16th LeBron basketball shoe from Nike, testers say that the Nike KD 6 has great traction.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One user says that these Kevin Durant basketball shoes give him blisters.
  • A comment talks about how important it is to wipe the outsole of the KD 6 frequently during games.

Bottom line

The KD 6 is yet another great offer from Nike. This model features Max Air in the heel and Zoom in the forefoot, and many wearers say that this combination really delivers great impact protection and energy return. There are also so many mentions of how great the traction is. The shoes aesthetic appeal is a great bonus. New buyers will surely not regret voting for this shoe model with their hard-earned money.

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The Nike KD 6 is equipped with Flywire in the upper and a combination of Max Air and Zoom in the midsole. To support hard cuts and quick direction changes, the rubber outsole of this shoe is covered all over with a unique star pattern.

Cushion. The Phylon midsoles of Kevin Durant’s sixth signature shoes carry two amazing technologies from Nike. The heel has Max Air, which is a polyurethane pouch filled with dense gases. The forefoot has Zoom, which is practically an improved version of the Max Air. Instead of just dense gases, this unit also contains tightly stretched tensile fibers that compress when pressure is applied on them. They then spring back to their original state upon release, delivering an explosive energy return to fuel the wearer’s first step.

Traction. The rubber outsoles of these low-tops from the Swoosh brand are covered in a unique star pattern. This pattern has an effective multidirectional grip on any floor, making it easy for any wearer to drive to the basket.

Length and Width. Many reviewers say that they did not experience any serious issues with how the Nike KD VI. Because of this, it is entirely OK for new buyers to go with their usual Nike sizes.

Lockdown. The Nike has an asymmetrical tongue to make it better able to deliver a secure fit. Its lacing system is reinforced with Flywire cables that run inside the side walls of the midfoot. These cables grasp the foot better when the laces are tightened.

The upper of the KD VI is made  of a thin two-layer synthetic material that is not really so hard to break in. It is lightweight and quite flexible. Flywire is integrated in its construction to make it more supportive.

The sixth KDs are released in a number of colorways, and many of them feature bright and highly customized tones. This makes this shoe such an attractive piece for fashion mix-and-match experiments.

The KD 6 prominently displays an oversized Swoosh on the fore half of the lateral side The rear lateral side features a huge ‘kd’ logo while the rear medial panel features a smaller Swoosh. The top of the tongue has a curious negative space 35 logo, which of course references Durant’s jersey number. The Flywire cables give this shoe a uniquely ribbed midfoot.

The Nike KD 6 is released in a lot of colorways.

  • Black/Green Glow-Urban Orange ‘Texas’
  • Black/Team Orange-Photo Blue ‘OKC Away’
  • Dark Turquoise/University Red-Black ‘N7’
  • Gamma Blue/Parachute Gold-Mine Gray-Teal Tint-Team Orange ‘Maryland Blue Crab’
  • Sonic Yellow/Midnight Navy-Tropical Teal

Nike KD 6 Bamboo

According to the Chinese, a bamboo undergoes a unique transformation by the time it enters its fifth year. The same narrative is applied to Kevin Durant who enters his fifth year with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2013. The Nike KD 6 Bamboo features a combination of gamma green, flash lime, and raw umber. Its upper is covered in bamboo print. This shoe was released in September 14, 2013.

Nike KD 6 Meteorology

The Meteorology colorway references Kevin Durant’s dream of becoming a TV weatherman. Its upper combines the  colors black, atomic red, medium olive, and noble red. It also features stylized isobars, which are symbols that one can usually find on surface weather maps. This colorway was released on August 3, 2013.

Nike KD 6 NYC 66

A total orange KD 6 was released on August 17, 2013, and it is called the NYC 66. This shoe references the victory of orange-clad Durant and his team in a streetball game in Harlem’s Rucker Park in August 2011. In that game, Durant scored a whopping 66 points.  After that epic win, Durant was quick to tweet: "No lie, jus had one of the best times of my life at Rucker park..wow! I love NY...Harlem waddup."

Nike KD 6 Peanut Butter and Jelly

The Peanut Butter and Jelly or the PBJ colorway of the sixth KD shoes bring back the memories of Kevin Durant’s favorite snack as a child. In a short video he made with Nike at the time of this colorway’s release, Kevin Durant shares that his beloved Aunt Pearl always made him peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when he was still in kindergarten up to the second grade. This nostalgic rendition of the shoe features peanut-butter-like laser orange and jelly-like raspberry red. The shoe has black and gold accents.

Nike KD 6 Supreme DC Preheat

The DC Preheat rendition of Kevin Durant’s sixth signature shoes is a tribute to the birthplace of the basketball star. Kevin Durant was born in Suitland, MD, which is just outside the nation’s capital District of Columbia. It is designed in collaboration with Leo Chang, and it features a lively combination of gamma blue, dusty gray, and flash lime. This is was released in limited numbers on June 29, 2013.

Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com