Nike KD 10 Performance Test Review

The Nike KD 10 started releasing May 26th, 2017 for a retail price of $150 USD. You can grab you a pair at retailers like Footlocker and Eastbay.

 

 

Fit: I got my normal size and it turned out to be a little too big, so I would advise you to get a half size smaller for the best fit. Also they’re wide foot friendly, unlike the KD 9.

 

 

Support: The Support is highlighted by a lacing system that reaches to almost the midsole, with an interior heel counter and a low stretch high tenacity tongue. Overall the support was weak to me, although they had a few bright spots.

The lockdown was solid in the heel area and mid-foot where you lace the shoes but they where lagged is when I would stop, my feet would hit the front of the shoes. That is more than likely the effect of having them a half size too big.

 

 

Traction: The traction was one of the best parts about this silhouette, really good on indoor courts, I didn’t get a chance to play on an outdoor court to see how they perform out there though.

 

 

Cushion: The cushion is highlighted by a full length Zoom technology which does have great bounce and responsiveness but aren’t very flat footed friendly. If you’re flat footed like myself, they kind of poke you where the arch is supposed to be and it causes a some discomfort until you break them in, which isn’t right away.

 

 

Upper: I really liked how Nike did away with the half foam mesh, half flyknit that they did on the KD 9 and just went full on Flyknit upper. The toe box has TPU Flyknit weaving which is reminiscent of the Kobe 11 Elite Low to me.

 

 

Overall: I really love the Nike KD 10…casually. It’s an ok on court shoe but there are certainly better options out there on the market to scoop. Overall I would rate the KD 10 a 3.5/5.

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