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Nike KD 6 Elite – Blue/Orange

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Posted: February 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (53)

Images of the Nike Kd 6 Elite have surfaced and these appear to be the most technologically advanced Kd’s to date.

As you can see, these feature a ton of Nikes greatest technologies. The upper is comprised of Engineered Mesh and Dynamic Flywire, while the midsole is a full length Max Zoom unit, such as used on the Lebron 10s. The outsole appears to have a traction pattern that is remarkably similar to the Kd V, which is not a bad thing since the Kd V had great traction. Now about this colorway, it reminds me a lot of the Nike Airmax Sunset Pack.

The Kd 6 Elite is set to release some time in April for the retail price of $200.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm blink09216

    they beefed up what lacked in the regular kd6 but yeah max zoom on a kd6 is new looking forward to this :O

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    • February 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm M pierce

      You’re absolutely right. They fixed what was lacking in the original model. This is what an elite model should be like.

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      • February 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm blink09216

        yes they enhanced all the aspects that was lacking ie. the traction and ventilation and they made up for last year’s elite model w/c was not deserving to be called elite model.

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      • February 24, 2014 at 12:02 am KLO vs. Bruce Lee Bron

        FO SHO, I expect KD to go harder to the Rack and be dfar more agressive in these knowing he can go harder and Last longer due to the Full Length Zoom which are Leg savers for sure. KD is headed to the Finals in these Beasts

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        • February 24, 2014 at 12:05 am KLO vs. Bruce Lee Bron

          AND then We get to ID these ………..!!! Hell Yeazy!

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          • February 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm A.M

            These and lebron 11’s cost the same amount? Shoe prices are really raising

      • March 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm Reese

        Would u chose the nike zoom cursader or kd 6 for a guard if neither then what shoe just trying to kind a good shoe for a good price

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  • February 23, 2014 at 8:32 pm JP

    Kobe 8 and Lebron 11 baby = KD 6 elite. I cant wait to get my hands on these…

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    • February 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm JP

      I meant lebron 10

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      • February 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm Ice09

        lol, I was like WTF, until you changed that last part of your post to Lebron 10.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm Nba and kicks fanatic

    I told my friend it was max zoom and he said no its max air I told him it was

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    • February 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm Nba and kicks fanatic

      Max zoom

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      • February 23, 2014 at 8:43 pm M pierce

        You are right.

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        • February 23, 2014 at 11:20 pm Nba and kicks fanatic

          I’m wondering what happened to the carbon fiber with this elite model

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          • February 24, 2014 at 5:07 pm A.M

            with the full length air max bag, a shank is normally not used and there is an internal heel cup so no place to put the carbon fiber

  • February 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm mattwalker_21

    Amazing. It’s great to see Max Zoom make another appearance (I LOVE playing in the Lebron X mostly because of the cushioning). Can’t wait to grab these!

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  • February 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm Dime Slinger

    I’m thinking that court feel might not be as much as a lacking issue like it was with the Lebron X.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm Matt

    It also appeared that the tongue is not “off to the side” like the originals. am i right?

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    • February 23, 2014 at 9:25 pm Ice09

      That would be a good improvement too. I really didn’t like that tongue off to the side, to tell you the truth, I didn’t like anything about the KD 6s at all.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 9:20 pm Ice09

    These are by far the best KDs I’ve seen since the regular KD Vs.

    If they were something like $160 to $180 I’d be all over them, for $200 though, I think I will wait for the performance review from Nightwing before deciding whether or not to purchase them.

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    • February 23, 2014 at 10:46 pm Dime Slinger

      Definitely wait for the review. I got the Seat Pleasants KD VI before NW’s review and they were so so compared to what else was in my rotation. Also the KD elites took a hit from last year and have people cautious on a wait & see tip.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 9:23 pm Ice09

    This is why it’s hard to go away from Nike. They might have a few sub-par models sometimes, but then they usually right it and come up with the goods.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm Glomb

    I’m in for them.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm Ryan

    I can’t wait for these. Check out those big ass flex grooves at the front, fixing the lebron x’s biggest weakness. I have the lebron xi and I think they shouldve featured max zoom as it is my favorite cushion to date but put it on a low top and throw in the mesh and I think I just found my next hoopin shoe.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 10:33 pm Steve

    I have been waiting for a MAX Zoom LeBron low ever since the 10’s , but seems like we’ll all be going KD now for our low top Max Zoom fix.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 10:33 pm JMD

    Unless they firmed up the cushion I don’t know if I would feel totally comfortable hooping in what’s essentially a lowcut Lebron X (at least cushion-wise). It would take a lot to change my mind about the style. I really like what Nike has done here. That price point is a killer though. Nike’s/Jordan’s prices just keep going up and up yet my paycheck stays about the same. Not the best combination. Guess if I want to stay in the sneaker game I’m gonna have to start working the boulevard selling my a$$ for top dollar. Maybe I’ll get a Jordan XI concord tattooed on each butt cheek. People will love it.

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  • February 23, 2014 at 10:48 pm Wuke

    I always don’t understand why they make these low cut shoes with big air bags. They don’t have the high top protection for big man and don’t have the great court feeling for guards. They’ll have extremely poor stability consider the zoom max is even softer than the regular max air bag.

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    • February 24, 2014 at 12:37 am Ice09

      That’s what I was thinking in the Lebron 11 lows post.

      Would it be fair to say that Max Zoom Air is a bit more low profile though than the 360 Air Max units? Also, couldn’t they make it a bit firmer by increasing the PSI?

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    • February 24, 2014 at 2:48 am ron235

      Me too, I’m always cautious of lows with large volume air bags from a stability perspective also. I tend to only wear lows with a pronounced outrigger.

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    • February 24, 2014 at 11:06 am uqk

      exactly ….it would be unstable

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  • February 23, 2014 at 11:32 pm Bruce_ET

    After the official NW Performance Review, I might have too..

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  • February 24, 2014 at 12:14 am jimmy

    an elite with no carbon fiber?

    looks like crusaders+lebron10….

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  • February 24, 2014 at 1:23 am Eurostep09

    I don’t feel this. There’s not enough support.

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  • February 24, 2014 at 1:30 am Face

    YAY NO CARBON FUCKING FIBER!!!!! Actual useful improvements!

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  • February 24, 2014 at 2:49 am 2hard2guard

    KD 6 + Hyperrev-like upper + Lebron X cushion + KD 5 traction = KD 6 Elite

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  • February 24, 2014 at 3:00 am S

    Excited about these…except the price…

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  • February 24, 2014 at 3:12 am Evan

    So they can put a zoom max unit on a low top. Just not on the right one(signature). I would love to experience the same cushioning systems for the x and xi in a low top. Shame really. Other than that i cannot wait to see how these will perform.

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  • February 24, 2014 at 4:34 am DvA

    just hope the traction is good

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  • February 24, 2014 at 5:14 am Riccardo

    And heel lockdown too, i would be happy to see carbon fiber on the heel but…

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  • February 24, 2014 at 8:15 am kickrcool

    i guess no one here has a problem with the $200 price tag.

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  • February 24, 2014 at 9:06 am itay

    zoom max vs air max?

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  • February 24, 2014 at 9:08 am Cne

    Lebron X for $180 now these are $200…doesn’t make sense to me

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    • February 24, 2014 at 11:32 am HNIC

      Hope you’ll are ready, because 200 is the new price point. Only way to change it, is to not buy it.
      People will still “hype” them, causing NIKE to win in the long run, if not on this shoe than another.
      Just look at the retro Jordan’s.

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      • February 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm Cne

        Ok I understand now thanks

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  • February 24, 2014 at 10:11 am JettHype

    200$? DAFUQ. If I wear them i might score 40+ ppg

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  • February 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm Cne

    Can someone drop some knowledge on me regarding engineered mesh vs mesh? Engineered mesh sounds like a marketing gimmick. Last I checked all mesh is technically engineered since it is not a natural fiber but man made to create breathabity

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    • February 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm Face

      From my understanding first of all Engineered mesh is actually only 90% mesh. what the other 10 percent is i have no idea, and the other main difference is how it was “knitted” if you notice the kobe 8 and compare it to the hyperrev you can kinda see the difference on how the contruction differs.

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  • February 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm Cne

    Can someone drop some knowledge on me regarding engineered mesh vs mesh? Engineered mesh sounds like a marketing gimmick. Last I checked all mesh is technically engineered since it is not a natural fiber but man made to create breathability

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  • February 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm itay

    this outsole looks like it can handle some outdoor action

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  • February 24, 2014 at 8:39 pm Jimmy Choo

    Amazed, last summer I was expecting the KD 6 to sell mediocre compared to the Lebron 11. KD line did a better job this year. Maybe Lebron 12 should move launch to summer?

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  • February 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm bluedragon

    $200?? wtf is nike smoking?

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  • February 26, 2014 at 9:20 am Haze

    you guys complaining about $200, imagine how we feel here down under in australia lol…

    Retro Js 220 (except for 1s which are 180)
    LBJ XIs $280 (or 240, I can’t remember)

    :(

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  • April 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm xuan

    hello guys , what about the support of this shoe ? is it good ?

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