Over the past year, there has been a lot of discussion about Kevin Durant 9. It’s unforgettable for its excellent foot feeling. Kevin Durant got the second highest scores (34 scores) by wearing KD10. Although I’m not the fans of Kevin Durant. But I’m interested in KD10.
Today let’s have a look at the performance of KD10.
The cushion performance of KD 10 is still excellent. My colleague loves KD9, he give a good evaluation to KD9. So the cushion performance of KD10 is still excellent. The full-length ZOOM Air Cushion make it keep the same advantages of KD9. The cushion of rear sole is thick, and the cushion of half sole is thinner, but the feedback will be faster.
I’m always not the follower of socks type shoes, as my feet is a little fat. For example, the Sock Dart design will make my feet looks swollen. The whole vamp of KD10 uses Flyknit design. It’s similar to Hyperdunk 2016 FK. For the support and protection, KD 10 is great. It makes bigger and widen holes of shoelaces, so the acting force of shoelaces is wider. The surrounding TPU and sponge padding in the shoes can control well the foot.
As I said, my feet is high instep type and fat, so I don’t like socks type shoes. But KD10 give me a surprise. It’s very comfortable. I don’t need to choose half size bigger for KD10. I can wear it in the normal size. The Flyknit vamp and full-length Zoom Air Cushion is still soft. The shoe tree is wider than last generation. Even so, I still suggest you to choose half size bigger if you have high instep. As the holes of shoelaces is too low, my instep is uncomfortable after playing the basketball a while.
The outsole of KD10 is different with the hexagonal pattern of KD9. KD10 uses brand new concentric circles water ripple type outsole. This kind of design is similar to herringbone outsole. Its traction performance is excellent.
Summary: 8.7/10 scores
Comparing with KD9, the improvement of KD10 is obvious. The excellent basketball shoes are made for top-level hoopster. So do the signature shoes. From above testing review, you can see that KD10 get high scores for cushion, comfort level, support and traction performance. The overall performance of KD10 is excellent.
Nike KD 10
Main Configuration：Full-length Zoom Air，Flyknit Vamp
Suitable position：defender, SF
Advantage: Fit, great comfort level & cushion
Disadvantage: it needs to improve the shoelaces holes’ design.