Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $200
  • Weight
    12.7oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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Expert Reviews

Experts are basketball players, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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85 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | WearTesters

    Overall, I like aspects for of the shoe; I just don't think that together or as a whole, it worked as nicely as it could...If this upper was on the regular KD 6 and then the KD 6 upper was on this kinda like base or bottom, I think that they would have played a little bit better with each other. I just think that this top and this bottom don't flow nicely as they could have.

  • 85 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    How do they perform? Very nice! I love it besides the instability.

  • 90 / 100 | WearTesters

    I don’t hate them but I do feel that certain aspects just didn’t flow as smoothly as they could have – or should have – while playing. Like I said above… if the uppers of the KD VI and KD VI Elite were swapped then I think they’d have played a lot better.

  • 85 / 100 | TheGymRatReview

    I liked the shoe to a certain extent. The KD VI Elite is extremely comfortable and miles better than last year’s KD V Elite. I just wish Nike would have refined the shoe a little more, rather than just dumping all the latest tech into it.

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Profile of the Nike KD 6 Elite

Enjoy the premium experience with the Nike KD 6 Elite. This low-top basketball shoe has an upper that is made of Flywire-reinforced mesh. For cushioning, the sixth signature model for Kevin Durant has what Nike calls the 360 Zoom. It covers the full length of the shoe.

The solid rubber outsole of the shoe features a pattern that is the reverse of what is seen on the the regular KD 6: the recessed parts in the regular pattern are raised in the Elite, while the raised parts in the regular are recessed in the Elite.

Performance

Cushion. The Elite version of the KD 6 has a 360 Zoom setup in the midsole. This tooling allows the shoe to provide maximum cushioning without compromising responsiveness and court feel. With this full-length setup, the shoe is able to serve the needs of most players.

Traction. The outsole of the premium version features the same pattern as the regular version, but the grooves are reversed. That is, the recessed parts in the original pattern is raised in the elite pattern, and the raised parts in the original are recessed in the elite. This change significantly enhances the shoe’s traction.

Fit

Length and Width. Many say that the KD 6 Elite fits just like original–it’s true to size but narrow. Potential buyers are advised to just go with their usual Nike sizes. They just have to spend some time breaking the shoe in before they enjoy a more comfortable fit.

Lockdown. Like the original Nike KD 6, the elite version has a lace-up construction. Flywire cables are integrated with the upper to achieve a much more comfortable fit. These cables are connected to the laces, and they grasp the foot tighter when the laces are tightened.

Material

The upper of the Nike KD 6 Elite is made of mesh that is backed by foam and nylon. This construction allows the shoe to be more breathable and supportive at the same time. These materials also have a premium feel to them.

Style

The upper of the premium version of the sixth KDs has a screen-like overlay that showcases the Flywire cables beneath it. The lateral side prominently features a huge Swoosh. The top of the tongue features Kevin Durant’s 35 logo. Because these low-top basketball shoes are usually released in bright colors, they are best paired with casual and workout outfits.

Special Colorways of the Nike KD 6 Elite

Nike KD 6 Elite Hero

Nike athletes are elite players in their respective fields. They’ve achieved a lot and they surely have what it takes to accomplish more. With this premise, the Nike KD 6 Hero takes shape. Designer Leo Chang wanted to capture the superhuman capabilities that are in Kevin Durant. He is also inspired by the precise features of a wristwatch. This release features the colors turbo green, vivid pink, and nightshade.

Nike KD 6 Elite OKC

The OKC version of the Elite KD 6  is among the most expected colorways to come out. It features the colors blue and orange to honor Kevin Durant’s team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.  


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