I think we can agree we were all excited to see the new Nike KD9 available for a lower price point, and with full length articulated zoom. Is this sneaker worth buying for off court however? I review this sneaker from a non performance perspective, and give my 2 cents if it is worth buying.
$150 is a much better price point that the KD8
Full Length Articulated Zoom
Addition of Flyknit
Nice aesthetically looking model
Looks very long on feet
No detached tongue
Very hard to put on feet
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Sneaker details via Nike:
NIKE ZOOM KD 9
MEN’S BASKETBALL SHOE
RESPONSIVE AT EVERY ANGLE
With a cutting-edge cushioning system, the Nike Zoom KD 9 Men’s Basketball Shoe delivers enhanced responsiveness and control for versatile play.
The reimagined Nike Zoom Air cushioning enables natural motion while providing a more responsive feel than ever before. It’s thicker in the heel to better cushion hard landings and thinner in the forefoot to enhance control.
The sock-like Flyknit forefoot provides an incredible fit and feel with areas of breathability, stretch and support where you need them most.
Intersecting lace loops create a “cage” that supports and contains your foot during quick cuts and sprints.
Mesh and foam around the heel add comfort
Multidirectional traction pattern for durability and multi-surface grip
Rubber outsole wraps up the sides in key areas to enhance stability