The newly-minted NBA champion and Finals MVP was a key contributor in his team’s 4-0 sweep of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. His classic Nike KD4 released in the “Thunderstruck” colorway after Game 3, in which the Durantula put up an all-world 43-13-7 stat line. He was named Finals MVP. And now his new Nike KD 11 is released.When h become the new season ,he will play with the Nike KD 11 .But along with the Los Angeles Lakers officially unveiling their new Icon jerseys the Lebron released Lebron 16 with his new team.
So who will be the winner ? and what is the difference performance for thees two type of shoes ? We will checked it today.
Despite King James’ new home in Los Angeles with the Lakers, his 16th signature sneaker will apparently debut in a “Black/University Red” color scheme. Also there are other colorway will release soon, we will be looking forward it .
For the material :
LeBron 16 maintains some of the key features from the LeBron 15 with a new Battleknit pattern used across the upper and a visible Zoom Air unit that appears to be identical. The new Battleknit pattern was better than the LeBron 15. Battleknit is used here and it feels awesome on-foot. We can felt more lightweight and durability ,If you were unimpressed with the stiff upper used on the LeBron 14 and the cheap but soft materials used on the LeBron 15, Lebron 16 was you best choice. it is flexibility and durability , also the ventilation is better.One piece uppers can be tricky ,that is the feeling of Lebron 15.
However the KD 11 also used the Flyknit upper , and the performance well.
The KD 11’S Flyknit upper was constructed with a softer knit and a different collar than the two previous models, design tweaks that were inspired by last summer’s Nike Air Sock Racer-a shoe that Durant expressed his admiration for to Chang. The softer knit actually really great, also the KD 11 used the suede material with the heat welded nylon material , that is will be more protect the the feet and upgrade the texture of the shoes.
I know Kevin Durant likes to wear his shoes really loose to the point where they’ve come off of his feet during games several times,so he need more supporting and lockdown .The KD 11 just born for the Durant.
Then there is the rest of the knit build, which is just the way I tend to like my knitted shoes. Also there a part of reinforce material in the toe part.that is provide the protection but the toe part also have been durability. And the heel part have an KD logo with material of suede.
For me, I am thinking that the Kd 11 will be better, because of the material of KD 11 will be more firm and durability .Also my favorite part is the toe part of KD11. it is will be more protection and performance is amazing.
For the supporting :
LeBron 16 have a bit lackluster due to the tooling setup. Traditional support features like a torsional midfoot shank and TPU heel counter are all in place and work well. In addition , the lion face logo that has been largely absent from the superstar’s footwear since being seen on the tongue of the LeBron 8—ironically his first signature as after packing his bags and leaving Cleveland for South Beach back in 2010.
The Lebron 16 also upgrade the heel part which the midsole and outsole more wide enough base the lion face heel collor,it is unlike the Lebron 15 which lace enough heel supporting . Again, if you’re a linear player then you should be fine.
For cushioning :
For the KD 11, It is normal for the supporting .Torsional support is abundant due to the rubber cupsole while heel support is adequate with the sturdy heel counter.But the Lebron 16 can provide the more supporting with comfortable heel collar .
KD 11 would have been even better had the lacing system been able to really draw your foot into the rear of the sneaker to use that heel counter properly.But the pull tab of the KD 11 will be easy to nice.
Durant wanted a shoe that felt broken-in right out of the box, so head designer Leo Chang concocted a performance silhouette featuring a rubber cup sole that boasts a combination of Nike’s React and Zoom cushioning technologies.The KD 11 just have been nice performance of the cushioning system.the React and Zoom Air combination on the KD 11 was amazing.Once you break the shoe in you’ll find yourself feeling a nice spring to each step.
For the Lebron 16 ,it used the a visible Zoom Air unit again ,The bounce and feedback felt from the Zoom units is incredible. This isn’t the first time this type of cushion has been utilized in a LeBron model.So the Lebron 16 also followed last model.The perforamcne is nice , especial for the more weight guy.
However the Kd 11 with the React and Zoom Air together was amazing ,with plenty of impact protection courtesy of the React midsole.you can felt more the responsive and feedback from the ground when you jup and running . While you can’t feel it with you fingers/hands because of the firm rubber cage (cupsole), the React midsole is very soft, that is amazing .
If you’re a linear player, like LeBron, then you shouldn’t have many issues with stability and support. However, if you move laterally often then you’ll likely the KD 11,it is flexibility ,you will feel more freely and lightweight and it’ll hinder your on court performance.
Unlike the one-piece upper of Lebron 15, this pair looks like it will have a more traditional tongue.
For the traction :
The KD 11 used the translucent again , Traction started strong and the grip is nice ,but you maybe play in the inside clean court ,if you paly outside with dusty court, I have to say it is tragedy ,the traction will be worn out asap ,and the grip is not great ,so the shoes will be slip .
For the Lebron 16 ,thw traction will be better than the KD 11.that I guess ….Traction was solid for Lebron 16. You can feel the triangle pattern bite and grip the court really well from a linear standpoint.But the shoes can play outside whatever kind of field, that is great.
Overall, If you’re a linear player, like LeBron, then you shouldn’t have many issues with stability and support. Then Lebron 16 will be your the best choice,then the KD 11 will be more flexibility and light weight, but the supporting of Lebron 16 will be better.