As most of you know, daily viewers that is, the new Nike KD 9 Performance Review was published not too long ago, and the pair I wear-tested was a 1/2 smaller than my true size. I was given the opportunity to wear-test the shoe again, but in my true size, thanks to Finish Line so I wanted to give everyone an updated review on the new jordans 2017 in the event that you were interested in purchasing them for basketball.
The Nike KD 9 USA almost felt like it didn’t need laces. Hear me out: there are five nylon lace loops on each side but the only one that mattered and locked down the whole foot was the top-most lace loop. It’s almost like you could have used a strap and called it a day. The top lace loop is stranded all the way downward towards the heel so when you lace the shoe up tight, the lace loops and lacing system tighten down on the base of the foot to prevent your feet from falling out of the shoe.
Materials –The material is natural Flyknit. What do I mean by that? Even though the Flyknit is backed by nylon, it isn’t backed by glue like the Flyknit on the Kobe XI. The natural flexibility of the material gives it its acute support while allowing the material to react the way it’s supposed to when in motion.
Fit – Fit is where this shoe gets a little sketchy. Unlike the KD5 or KD7, which fit great, the previous iterations of the KD line were shaped like KD’s foot, not the core customer (hence why I don’t own a pair of the KD8 — I can’t even get my foot in). It is definitely recommended to try these bad boys on in-store. For anybody that has a wide foot, then stay true to size; I recommend narrow footers to go 1/2 size down. These Nike KD 9 USA Cheap shoes were kind of a pain to get on but once you’ve got your feet in you’re locked down perfectly. There were some pinching issues where the fused materials are located.
Nike KD 9 “USA”
White/University Red-Race Blue
June 27th, 2016