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Nike Zoom KD 9 Elite ‘Flip the Switch’ Performance Review

I remember the old days in my college in 2010 which basketball memory .I have been a fan for Durant , Nike had a training activity in that summer .So luck that I met the Durant .He is so patience and humility . That was impression by people in present .

Today we are talking about Nike Zoom KD 9 Elite ‘Flip the Switch’ , Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors last  season which had lead to see his signature shoe in GSW color schemes.

Nike Zoom KD 9 Elite ‘Flip the Switch’features a Black, Tour Yellow and Blue Fury color combination which has a Golden State Warriors feel. Using a Dark shades across the Flyknit base, we have Black which gradients to Tour Yelloe and back to Black on the midsole. there are more picture as below : 

SWOOSH logo on the shoe was designed with a hook. It was said that the design was inspired by the tube of neon light.

There is a signature of Durant –’Kevin Durant’.

Nike re-worked the Flyknit upper to make it a little more true to what we see on popular Nike running models (like the Flyknit Racer) with a more pliable and forgiving knit construction.


For Cushioning

The full-length articulated Max Zoom Air setup in the KD 9 .

It is  most versatile cushion setups on the market today because every player of any play style can find something they like about it. The full length design show more stronger , player can feel clearly out of shape  when jump to fall .

The forefeet is thin compare with another shoes .

For Traction

The overall traction experience is pretty consistent, despite this colorway using a translucent rubber outsole

The bottom of hexagon sole lines provide grip in all directions .We can do what we want .though a lot of people dont like the linked-tube .

Some people will said that the rubber outsole is not very durable ,but I  played in the dusty court two hours . It is do the job well .There is no  in the damage in bottom .maybe it is need more time to test .

The midfoot area is where the Flyknit material really starts to come into its own as it’s a fully breathable zone that is as true as Flyknit is going to get. However, the toebox uses a tighter knit and feels a little stiffer than the rest of the upper.The Flyknit material is more breathability .

For supporting , The lack of an extended lateral outrigger also caused some problems because my foot would roll over itself on hard cuts and aggressive jab steps , maybe it is will do better for next one ,that is what I expect .

For fit : It is true size , but I had to go down half a size to compensate for the extremely long fit and by doing so the width became uncomfortably narrow. 

Overall ,it is worth to buy .The traction, cushion and materials all bring out the best of Nike’s technology, and the KD 9 Elites best feature is that it’s a shoe that can provide high level performance for all players and play styles.

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