Nike KD 9

The Nike KD 9 has released in a couple of nice colorways, but I think most people would agree that it hasn’t lived up to early expectations. Perhaps a new look could breathe some life into Kevin Durant’s 9th signature shoe? Let’s hope so.

Earlier this week Kevin Durant debuted what is believed to the Nike KD 9 Elite when the Warriors faced off against the Charlotte Hornets. This new version of the KD 9 features a new one-piece stretch collar that replaces the Flyknit that is usually seen on the ankle. Another big difference is the much thicker and much more visible Flywire cables that run down the side panels that provide a lock-down fit. As far as the sole unit goes, Nike decided to keep the same one we see on the original KD 9.