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Nike KD 15 Review

Nike KD 15

The Nike KD 15 is a superb performance model. It keeps all the great features of the previous KD signature and also updates a few things.

Colorway: Light Lemon Twist/Bright Crimson-Black

Release Date: 2022

Price: $150

9.5/10
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Nike KD 15 Performance Review

The Nike KD 15 is the newest in the line of Kevin Durant’s signature sneakers. After the success of last year’s model, which made it to our Best Basketball Shoes list, we think we got a worthy successor. Many of the things that worked last time are back, and some changes may make these better – at least for some people. These aren’t coming stateside just yet, but you can always grab them sooner than later using the link below. We’re labeling these potential bad boys.

Traction is multi-directional and looks to grip all the surfaces you put them on. It isn’t reminiscent of the Nike Kobe 9’s traction, but we won’t be mad at anyone that pauses for a minute to take a second look at it. If any shoe resembles any traction pattern, it should be that one. The grip shouldn’t be an issue here.

The cushion is the same as last time, which isn’t bad considering that last time was one of the most comfortable rides of the year. The midsole foam is Cushlon, that’s soft and plush. The strobel board is a full-length Zoom Air unit that acts like springs under your feet. This is great for flat-footers since foam and Zoom Air will cover you anywhere. 

We’re grateful that the annoying strap from the last model has been removed. Now you don’t have to worry about a plastic piece going loose when you’re out there playing your best. The materials are still all textile, which is expected from all modern basketball shoes. The tongue is reminiscent of Nike’s Torch system – one of the best there ever was.

Fit is true to size. Last year’s model had us going up half a size, especially for the non-EP versions. This time around, we can all be at peace with going with our usual size. The materials rest well on your feet and are comfortable to play in. The fit will improve over time because of the insoles molding to your feet. Just be patient with the break-in time.

Support features aren’t lacking. Even with the removal of the midfoot strap, you still get all the support you need. There’s the traditional heel counter. Both lateral and medial sides have been reinforced with TPU pieces to act as lockdown wings. They also help catch you on hard side-to-side movements.

What’s in the video?

In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in-depth information you need. He supplies expert-level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:

  • Gorgeous outsole
  • XDR rubber for EP versions
  • Same cushion setup as Nike KD 14
  • Feels lower to the ground with Zoom Air Strobel
  • Same insoles as Nike Kobe 6
  • Full textile, breathable upper
  • Nike Air Presto-looking cage
  • Inspiration from Nike Air Jet Flight and AJ 4?
  • Cool Swooshes
  • Thanos’s chin in the rear
  • Nike Torch System-like tongue
  • Sizing recommendations
  • Additional support features
  • Rear branding like the AJ 12

As an added bonus, Mrs. Wing and Chris debate the color of the sneaker.

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How to Buy the Nike KD 15

The Nike KD 15 is available now at iD4Shoes on eBay and will release on June 25, 2022 at Nike.

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  1. Can you please release the ranks for each of the things like traction etc with hall of fame etc

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