Nike Senior Director of Global Communications Heidi Burgett has teased a first look at the upcoming Nike KD 11.
If the Golden State Warriors end up making it past the Houston Rockets and into another Finals series then we can likely expect Kevin Durant to debut his eleventh signature sneaker on the big stage.
The KD 11 features another Flyknit build, similar to the previous three models — the KD 9, KD 9 Elite, and KD 10 — and the shoe appears to take its upper design elements from a Kobe model. With this build, the shoe should bring the fit closer to the foot for a better overall experience.
The KD 11 brings significant upgrades in cushioning; Nike’s React cushioning makes up the midsole while a thin rubber cupsole is wrapped around it to help with stability. This setup has been working well for the Nike Kobe NXT 360 so we hope it works in the KD 11. If the React ends up being a bit too firm, a full-length Zoom Air unit has been placed on top of it.
Aesthetically, the looks alright — it isn’t anything crazy or outlandish, and it fits right in with the rest of today’s knitted performance shoes. Tech wise, these are something I must try. Full-length Zoom Air and React? Sign me up.
There are no images of the outsole just yet, but stay tuned for an official unveil of the Nike KD 11 very soon. There is also no official word as to what the new shoe will cost or when it will debut.
In the meantime, share your thoughts on Kevin Durant’s latest signature sneaker below in the comment section. Keep it locked to WearTesters.com for updates and a few performance reviews.
Images via @heidiburgett