Who should buy the Nike KD 9

Released in August 2016, the KD 9 is the ninth signature shoe installment of Nike for Kevin Durant. It has features that would give any wearer an exemplary experience on and off of the court. You’d grab a pair if:

  • You’re impressed by the Flyknit and Zoom midsole technology that a KD pair boasts.
  • You’d want to experience the unbeatable honeycomb traction of this shoe.

Nike KD 9 flyknit

Nike KD’s midsole technology

The responsiveness and bounciness of the Nike KD 9 come from the combination of phylon and Zoom technology in the midsole.

Phylon is a responsive, lightweight, and low-profile EVA foam placed on top of the midsole.  It increases the cushioning and flexibility of the shoe.

Nike KD 9 midsole

The full-length Zoom technology is located below the Phylon. It is an ultra-thin sturdy unit that provides superb maneuverability and a good court feel.

Phenomenal patterned outsole

The outsole of the Nike KD 9 has a honeycomb pattern. The pattern supports the multidimensional movements of quick athletes like Durant. 

Nike KD 9 out sole

The rubber outsole has a good court grip on both indoor and outdoor courts. However, the outsole rubber is quite soft, so playing with the shoe outdoors will be a risk

Tight, secure lockdown

The Nike KD 9 fits like a glove. The textile is knitted tightly so it does not overstretch in time.

Nike KD 9 lockdown

KD 9’s durable upper

The upper of the KD 9 is made of Flyknit, and it is well-ventilated. Inside, it has nylon that enhances the shoe’s durability. It is also comfortable and easy to put on.

Nike KD 9 upper

Durant’s signature style

The Nike KD 9 is a mid-top with a one-bootie construction. The Nike Swoosh is on both sides of the shoe. To showcase it as a signature shoe, the heel counter has a pull tab and logo of Kevin Durant. 

Nike KD 9 logo

The insole also has his signature. To let the audience know the technology used on the shoe, a tiny NIKE ZOOM callout is displayed on the lateral side.

Special, personalized colorways of the Nike KD 9

Since the release of the Nike KD 9, multiple colorways have been released. Some of such colorways take inspiration from Kevin Durant’s life.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 12oz
Top: Low
Signature: Kevin Durant
Lockdown: Lace-Up, Slip-On
Collection: Nike Kd
Colorways: Blue / Black / Grey / White / Green / Red / Purple
SKUs: 843392010 / 843392300 / 843392610 / 843392900 / 843396090 / 843396470 / 844382411 / 844382611 / 852409696 / 881796060

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