The Nike KD 9 is one of Nike Basketball’s more impressive performance models to release in quite a while.
With so much interest in the sneaker, it’s good to know what exactly they’re made out of. While we can see most of the tech used, the construction within the tooling and under the Flyknit is something most would be interested in seeing.
If you would like to know the measurements/ thickness of the Zoom Air and the heel to to drop measurements then head over to FastPast.cn to check it out. If you wanted a breakdown of the visuals then scroll down as I’ll be explaining what everything is and what it does.
This is the exterior of the Flyknit forefoot. It’s 100% free Flyknit with some minor structural support placed along the interior.
Inside you can see the Nylon that backs the Flyknit along with a thin section of “skin” that allows the Flyknit to have all the properties you’d get out of the running version of the material, but without the stretch. If you had the stretch in a hoop shoe then you’d lose a lot of lateral support. Basically, this mimics leather enough to where it’s playable, but not restrictive to the point to where it needs break-in time.
This is the interior of sidewall or side panel. Padding around the eyestay for lockdown without much pinching and the Nylon lacing straps that are attached to the footbed. You can also see that instead of Nylon backing the Flyknit, they’ve used mesh. This allows the midfoot section to be a little more free feeling than the forefoot.
I love these images. A shoe sliced in half… allowing you to see all the guts. It’s so awesome. And check out how thin the midsole is. This takes Zoom Air to another level as it basically is the midsole.
Plenty of heel sculpting in the rear section of the shoe. You can also see how the top lace strand is attached directly to the heel. Ensuring heel lockdown once laced up. This is something the LeBron 13 Low should have had implemented to reduce the heel slip issue.
You can see that the Zoom Air is exposed at the heel and forefoot. Your foot rests completely on the tech which allows for an amazing ride while in motion.
No explanation needed. Full length Max Zoom Air. Amazing stuff.
That’s pretty much the entire breakdown of the Nike KD 9 Deconstructed. Again, if you want measurements then we recommend you head over to FastPass.cn and it’ll all be there.