The NBA playoffs just finished ,One of two colorways KD 11 expected to be available in that weeks is this enhanced “Warriors” scheme. Finally Kevin Durant not only won the championship, but also gained his second playoff MVP.
So what is the shoes look like？
In order to adapt to Durant’s perfect and unpredictable game style, NIKE sneaker designer Leo Chang released the latest signature sneakers for the Durant – NIKE ZOOM KD11.
So whats the difference betweent KD 10, KD 9 ?
For the boxes,There are Durant name and XI on the front.
There is the details of the shoes side .
Durant personal LOGO and handwritten signature printed on the side of shoe box .
The seal in the lid.
I go over the materials, fit, feel, and more within this detailed look and I can’t wait to begin testing them out on-court.
It is the new collar of the 11 came from, and all the lofting in the tongue and quarter followed.
For the material : It is used the Flyknit again , it is followed the last model KD 10. The Flyknit has also become a bit more plush and a lot softer to satisfy Durant’s needs. “He likes the feel of the Flyknit Trainer and the Nike Epic React,” explained Leo Chang in a statement.
So the material meet the Durant required, It is soft and comfortable as usually .if you wear the KD 10, you will feel a little familiar ,but I felt more soft . even I felt is like daily slippers where comfort .that’s why Nike coated Flyknit with TPU in high stress areas as well as in the toe area to just create more structure and support for the upper.
There is a reinforcement patch of forefoot lateral to improve the stability of shoes. That is the special design in the KD 11.Compare with the KD 10 , it is improved ,some people felt the KD10 will be soft in the part of forfoot, so it is add the reinforcement patch which more protection for the toe part .The toecap does feel a bit stiff at first, but it actually softens up after a few sessions, so it’s all good.
FLYWIRE works with shoelaces to enhance uppers’ wrapping. the lace system are also improved.As we know the FLYWIRE work well. but when it with the special shoelace will be amazing .
The elastic collar part design are special , it will be fit the ankle so well. Because of the elastic material, this part will be fixability .
Durant personal LOGO with XI logo, Durant full name in the bottom.
The strap as usually , but there is a “XXXV” ,Thats the Durant’s jersey number. Whole of the shoes full of the details of Durant.
it isn’t anything crazy or outlandish, and it fits right in with the rest of today’s knitted performance shoes.For the cushioning, The KD 11 brings surprising upgrades in cushioning,React cushions between the court and the body while the Zoom Air is top-loaded to sit right under the foot and provide response. The midsole while a thin rubber cupsole is wrapped around it to help with stability. Then you can do what you want to do in the court.
For the traction :
There is details of the bottom: KDXI CUSHIONING SYSTEM:FULLENGTHNIKE ZOOM AIR NIKE REACT MIDSOLE FOAM
KD11 cushioning system: full length ZOOM AIR cushion with REACT midsole
Here is a gif picture that we can see the details .
Blue insole with Durant handwritten signature and XI logo.
The length of insole about 277 mm for the size us 9.
The wide of insole about 92.47 mm for the size us 9 .
The thickness of insole about 5.21 mm for the size us 9 .
There is the details of inside.
The shoes is lightweight , It is just only 435g.Compare with the others shoes , it is lightweight.
Overall :The KD11 was significant upgrade. The React cushioning and Flykni together are amazing . The shoe should bring the fit closer to the foot for a better overall experience. It is worth shoes that we can buy whatever you are a fans or not .