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An Exclusive Looking at Nike KD 11

In the 2017-2018 season finals Game, Durant got the 43 score  win his FMVP  trophy again.


However the Durant have been not wear the KD 11 in the final game . so maybe it is the pity for the KD 11,so the KD 11has been not popular this year  without more advertisement .


As we know the Durant  has been more required for the shoes , and he preference for comfort: He wants a broken-in feel. He has said that he doesn’t tie his laces too tight, so his coziness quotient lies somewhere between a sock and a lightweight runner. So designer Leo Chang make the new designer for him , so what  new technologies would match the feel KD 11  was after?

When Durant with Leo Chang together every time , the designer of Leo change look very small ,but he is the best man to know the Durant.Though every time the new shoes such as KD 10, KD 11  released ,he will  irony by a lot of fans , but Leo Chang has been  cooperate with Durant well .

“For the tooling, we’ve created a perfect balance of plush ride and bounce,” explains Chang. “This doesn’t always happen; it really needs two materials to make it work.”

So you can see that the KD11 uses a Flyknit upper which more softer than the KD10. KD11’s shoe mouth followed  the Nike Air Sock Racer  which used in the last model. It is presented in the popular shoes design in the sneaker world .Compared with previous models, the look of the KD11 is more like a combination of casual shoes and running shoes, also it is a good basketball shoes ,all of  designs are  to achieve the “fit” feeling of Durant’s required  .

So the midsole of KD 11 is very special,the shoe itself has a rubber cup sole that houses the Nike React and Nike Zoom. This inspiration comes from Durant’s favorite car, the 1967 Lincoln.

Leo Chang says the shoe exhibits “simplicity at first glance, but when you look closer there is depth below the surface.” For example, the remnant of a Swoosh placement from a prior model appears on the medial side.

The Nike React and Nike Zoom used , this setting up has been popular in the shoes.The former cushions between court and body, while the latter sits just under the foot to provide response. A key component in the resulting system was identifying the correct thickness for the foam element. Also it won’t happen the broken of the air unit , this is setting was  amazing .

The key point of zoom Air and React foam together is  the thickness of React foam. The design sketch can also be seen that the KD11 midsole React module is very thick, which makes the KD11 sole more than ordinary basketball shoes. Thicker, this is the source of power for KD11 to bring the ultimate rebound.


Whether it is for the evolution of Nike or basketball shoes, such a combination of technology may be groundbreaking, and KD shoes are the forerunners to witness the breakthrough of history.


Compared with the golden shoe box  of last model, the KD11 shoe box is simple and low profile . The black and brown color is very similar to the design of the Converse classic shoe box. In the center of the shoe box, there is the pressure word” Kevin Durant and XI”.

The KD11’s heel  parts uses a suede wrap, and the heel has the same pattern Kevin Durant. KD’s embroidered personal logo is still very recognizable. KD11 has a XI rivet engraved on the joint between the suede and the woven upper, a design that has not been seen in last order . At the same time, KD11’s shoe also has the XXXV word on behalf ofDurant back number. In addition to Durant’s personal elements, Nike also imprinted this midsole cushioning system

‘KDXICushioning System / Full-Length Zoom Air / Nike React MidsoleFoam’  all of these design are great.

Durant’s coziness quotient lies somewhere between a sock and a lightweight runner.

KD11 abandoned the air chambers  contact with others , eliminating the drawback of “broken tube” from the source. In the design of KD11, Leo Chang  design simply  without special lace system ,but more function and performance is well .The KD11 with a woven Flyknit upper is more like a pair. The combination of casual shoes and running shoes has no shadow of traditional basketball shoes.
From the perspective of the entire KD series, the evolution of KD11 is more reflected in the balance of comfort and resilience of the Zoom Air+React foam midsole technology, which is likely to make KD11 a future Milestone shoes in the history of Nike basketball shoes.

So the KD 11  with the Flyknit gets a little more plush, a little more “broken-in” and a thus a lot softer. Durant likes the feel of the Flyknit Trainer and the Nike Epic React very much , not only a baskeball shoes ,but also it is can be a runner shoes too.

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Nike KD 11 Performance Review

Once again, KD won the championship and  FMVP for the  personal honor.  Congratulations to DURANT, we also saw that KD has been wearing the KD10 WHAT THE  in the Finals. but I think the KD 11 will be cool . We all look forward to all  kind of  colorway,but today we will bring the KD11’s actual assessment for the first time.

Compare with the KD10, the KD 11 can be said to be completely different feeling, this time the KD11 looks cool, not only the entire surface of the shoe is a complete curve of  composition, also KD 11 Zoom over the sole. It becomes a whole piece  which help  a lot in the court.

Though KD11 look simply ,but the setting is great. The KD 11 brings amazing upgrades in cushioning part;  Did you bought the Nike Kobe NXT 360 before ? If yes, how do you feeling about the  Nike’s React cushioning ? The KD 11  still used Nike’s React cushioning  again,  which  makes up the midsole to wrapped around the shoes t to help with stability.  If the React ends up being a bit too firm, a full-length Zoom Air unit has been placed on top of it.Then the  FLYKNIT the upper , and part of the heel enhances texture with fine-pattern suede stitching.



When I got this one , I almost felt the surprising from the details of KD 11.Firt from the material of the upper, it used the  FLYKNIT material , it is amazing compare with the KD 10,because of the KD 11  used a reinforce strap in the forefoot to protection the feet , and the other parts of upper will be more comfortable , it is the same design of  the HUPERDUNK2016,the difference is that KD11’s FLYKNIT is more substantial.


The traction used the clear rubber a thin cupsole is wrapped around  the KD 11. It is look great simply setting ,but the function is useful.The rubber sole extends up the sides of the shoe to add stability as you cut hard.

The traction pattern used  curved lines,it is will be better if you used in the inside and  wooden floors.


Because of the design of pull-tab, so I felt it is easy and quickly to take it off  just a bit like wearing socks. In terms of size, personal I feeling it  is normal, because FLYKNIT has a superior wrapping, so I will recommended that you can choose  over a half size if you are a wide-footer.


For the cushioning .A combination of Nike React foam and toe-to-heel Nike Zoom Air delivers incredibly responsive cushioning that powers every move,you will be adapt adequate cushioning and soft elastic foot quickly , personally ,I think that the traction of  KD11  is be more thick and harder , so Although the cushioning technology is more soft , but  it  will be more lockdown your feet and more protection . However it will get more weight for this shoe. The size of  EUR 44.5 KD11 has a single 460-gram weight.

KD needs a soft, comfortable feel underfoot that also propels him
forward. So Chang decided to try a cushioning combination that had
never been used in any Nike shoe: Nike React foam and Nike Zoom
Air, which provides a broken-in feel right out of the box.


The support of the midsole is very stable, giving us the possibility to control both the REACT and the ZOOM at the same time. This is importance,because of  there is no stability of the outsole ,the hoes just called  comfortable casual shoes. On the other hand, although the upper has a partial reinforcement, it is still weaker in terms of stability.  At the end of the day, the outsole did not have a prominent design. Sometimes the strong emergency stoppage will make the foot slipping out of the midsole.

The KD11 followed the KD9,KD 10’s cushioning tech, KD11 can be said to be a new and cool shoe.The overall design is simple but without losing beauty, REACT with the full length ZOOM are  perfectly , with theone-piece Flyknit upper and an external heel that scoops up high at the heel, and the nice wrapping,the KD  11 just worth the price .