The Nike KD 11 Performance Review

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KD won the championship once again. Congratulate to KD and meanwhile we can see that KD always wore the WHAT THE colorway of KD 10 style in the finals. I am sure that after the design of KD 10 has produced so many beautiful colors, everyone is looking forward to what kind of surprise KD will bring to us. And today we will bring the actual evaluation of KD 11 to you .

First impression

Firstly, let’s have a look at the shoe type. It is completely different from the KD 10 and KD 11 looks very integrated. The upper is a complete curve of almost one piece of material and the sole has also changed from the KD9,KD10 familiar full-blank sub-area ZOOM into a whole piece ,which is visually more simple.

KD11 seems to have a simple design but it is not simple in terms of setting.KD11 shoes use the full palm ZOOM and NIKE’s REACT cushioning material. The FLYKNIT cover of the entire upper is covered with a partially reinforced hot-melt nylon material, and the heel stabilized part is finished with fine-grained suede stitching to enhance the texture.
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After getting the real thing, you can feel the sincerity of the signature shoes. First ,in the aspect of the upper, the FLYKNIT with different hardness is used on a single upper. The part of the front feet is stronger . The side of the shoes and the lace part are soft which is convenient to adjust the tightness of wrapping. This is exactly the same as the previous ELITE version of HUPERDUNK2016. The difference is that KD11’s FLYKNIT is more solid.

Reinforced piece added to the toe and small toe which increase the upper support to some extent. The heel part of the heel has the delicate embroidery of KD and SWOOSH LOGO, and the ingenuity adds a small detail of the metal decoration. The top of the heel is a rubber ring that is very convenient and easy to use when wearing shoes. The inner filling sponge is slightly thin and the thickness is moderate.

The midsole adopts an outsourced design, which is a bit like the outsole scheme of KOBE AD, but more overall, a thick piece of crystal bottom wrapped with built-in cushioning material, the texture is more appreciative, but it looks very beautiful, the strip is open in the sole The small window is also a bit of the shadow of HYPERDUNK ELITE. By opening the window, we can see the built-in ZOOM area. The texture of the sole is curved, the texture is moderate, and the interior plastic and wood flooring are standard.

First wear experience

When you first wear KD11,because of the heel shoe design, the process of wearing the shoe is a little like wearing socks ,or it is more labor-saving in the integrated upper. Personally, in the aspect of size I think it is normal. Because FLYKNIT is excellent in wrapping, I suggest you who has fat feet can choose most of the size at your discretion. The middle and low feet is very soft which can compete with LBJ15 and while KD11 appears to be biased by material, there is a feeling of collapse when you step on one foot, and then there will be feedback from ZOOM rebound, and the feeling of the foot is slightly complicated.

Slow shock

The cushioning is pretty excellent.  Sufficient cushioning and soft will make you adapt to the shoes quickly. Personally , the high-grade cushioning shoes often have excessive thickness in the midsole, which leads to the center of the shoe is too high, and the midsole with soft bullets is prone to unsteady landing, but because the sneakers have a very thick outer sole hard crystal bottom wrapped cushioning material, so although the cushioning technology level is very high, it also has a good soft foot feeling, and the landing feeling is still very stable and solid. Of course, the design also has disadvantages. The thick crystal bottom makes the weight of the whole pair of shoes increase.


The wrapping of FK material is very good in the HYPERDUNK2016ELITE version. The modern LBJ15 is also an example. Although this version of KD11 shoes is slightly fat, not as long as HD16, you can still feel enough after tightening the shoelaces. The tight wrapping with the soft O-shoe insole while stepping on REACT and the whole palm ZOOM, it can be said that these shoes in the various basketball shoes this year, the foot feel is good.


The support of midsole is very stable ,giving us the possibility to control the intense movement of REACT and the whole palm ZOOM, which is very important. It can be said that there is no stability of the outsole, and then the comfortable cushioning technology can only be called comfortable casual shoes. Look at the upper, though there is partial reinforcement, it is still weaker in terms of stability. There is no outstanding design at the bottom, and sometimes the strong emergency stop will give the side of the foot a feeling of slipping out of the midsole.


As for the wear resistance, which I have said before, it is standard for indoor plastic floor and wood floor .And don’t build too much in the field, but of course, the local tycoons are free.

The grip can be said to be also the excellent level. The good grip is also added to the stability of the whole pair of shoes.

It is worth mentioning that in actual wear,KD11 midsole is not raised to support the arch. The entire inner sole is in a flat position. There is no design that can lock the ankle like the ROSE6. The KD11’s lace hole allows the shoes. The adjustment range of the belt is limited to the feet surface) , which makes it easier to poke your toes, so take the problem into consideration before buying the shoes.


A change of KD9, 9ELITE, 10 cushioning continuation, KD11 can be said to be a pair of new shoes full of sincerity, the overall design is simple but without losing details. The new combination of REACT and ZOOM is perfectly designed under the design of the newly designed outsourced crystal outsole. It is matched with the popular one-piece woven upper and the wrapping is quick good. In general, innovative design, high technology, KD endorsement, pricing 1299 can be said to be quite cost-effective. Personally , I suggest almost everyone can try the latest KD11 except the players who use Irving Playing and I am sure it can’t disappointed you.



















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