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Nike KD 10

Released 5/2017, Low Top, Kevin Durant, 
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8.4
EXPERT RATING
9 reviews
8.6
USER RATING
4 ratings
Comfortable cushioning known from KD shoes

Best Suitable For:

Recommended if you value impact protection and do not rely on hard cuts

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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings
User Ratings
Traction
7.7
Cushion
9.1
Materials
9.1
Support
7.1
Fit
8.3
Outdoor
20%

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Sizing:
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Width:
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wide
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Nike KD 10 Review

Pros:
Full length Zoom
Flyknit Upper
Cons:
Lateral support is lacking
Traction is not very durable

Performance of the Nike KD 10:

The KD 10 is a good overall performer with very comfortable, but slightly firmer cushioning. Reviewers recommend the shoe to players who value impact protection and do not rely on hard cuts. Durability is questionable as some reviewers noticed fraying of the outsole, and one reviewer suffered a torn lacing loop. Not recommended for wide-footers.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike KD 10:

Expert Rating: 8.4 (ranks #119 of 205)
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
3
8 - Good
6
7 - Average
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6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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9.0
Overall the shoe is very similar to the KD 9. I like the firmer cushioning, the soft and flexible upper, but the support could be better.
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8.6
December 27, 2017
The KD10 is a great shoe overall but there are some downfalls like the lacking of lateral support.
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8.5
January 1, 2017
I like the shoe a lot! If you are not looking to do heavy lateral cuts or be really shifty then this is a great shoe! Very comfortable fit and great cushion make these perfect when you want to give your legs some extra comfort.
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8.4
Compared to the KD9, the Zoom is toned down, for good and bad. The materials are definitely improved. The looks — let’s face it, this is a beautiful shoe. But the traction slid a little and the overall playability seemed a step back from the KD9.
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The KD10 just misses being a great shoe due to minor flaws in construction and traction — but they don’t deter it from being a good performance shoe.
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8.3
Overall, the KD10 is a decent shoe, it just not as good as the KD9.
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8.1
December 27, 2017
Overall, this is a good shoe. Unfortunately, traction and support keep it from being great.
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The Nike KD 9 was an amazing shoe. The Nike KD 10 was almost an amazing shoe. It looks amazing, but it suffered in a few areas due to the bold new design.
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8.0
January 1, 2017
Overall the KD 10 performs solid in all categories. There is nothing phenomenal but on the flip side there is also nothing bad.
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User Reviews of the Nike KD 10:

User Rating: 8.6 (ranks #105 of 205)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
7.8
January 13, 2022
The Nike KD10 was definitely not my favourite shoe, but it definitely wasn’t the worst. It is mostly suitable for forwards. The traction was decent on a clean court, but on dust, it was very sloppy. The cushion was okay, but it didn’t have all too much court feel. I also found the shoe a little stiff. The support was very sloppy tho, and my foot would always slide out the footbed. Ankle support wasn’t great either. The materials were okay and a little breathable, but the laces were inconvenient.
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9.0
November 29, 2021
User didn't add a summary.
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8.7
February 27, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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9.0
January 10, 2022
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Traction of the Nike KD 10:

Expert Traction Rating: 7.7 (ranks #171 of 205)
User Traction Rating: 8.5 (ranks #118 of 205)
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
4
8 - Good
5
7 - Average
4
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
Overall, traction is pretty solid.
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9.0
December 27, 2017
I absolutely love the traction!
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8.0
January 1, 2017
Nothing incredible or groundbreaking but traction is good.
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7.0
I never experienced any straight slipping in moves or game play, but traction didn't bite the way I like it.
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While the outsole design did provide multi-directional coverage, the grooves picked up dust — especially on the forefoot and heel points
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8.0
The traction is inconsistent, works well on clean courts, but on dusty courts, you will need to wipe a lot.
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7.5
December 27, 2017
The traction is just okay. On dusty courts, I was sliding a lot.
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The traction on both of my KD 10s just didn’t work out for me.
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8.0
January 1, 2017
The traction is solid.
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Cushion of the Nike KD 10:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.1 (ranks #39 of 205)
User Cushion Rating: 9.3 (ranks #36 of 205)
10 - Amazing
4
9 - Great
7
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
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9.0
Cushioning is a bit more firm compared to the KD9, but I like the more responsive setup.
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9.0
December 27, 2017
Springy is the word that comes to mind.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
Good impact protection, super bouncy, great heel to toe transition but you lose a little court feel.
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9.0
This is the way Nike Zoom should feel, all day, every day.
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10.0
Full-length Articulated Max Zoom Air. The ride was responsive without taking away from court feel but there is also plenty of impact protection
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9.0
This time the cushioning is a bit firmer compared to the KD9.
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8.5
December 27, 2017
Full-length Zoom - but it doesn't feel anything like the KD9. This time the cushion is firmer and more responsive.
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The cushion offers the best impact protection Nike currently has available.
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8.0
January 1, 2017
Max cushioning of full length zoom, but I prefer more court feel.
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Materials of the Nike KD 10:

Expert Materials Rating: 9.1 (ranks #11 of 205)
User Materials Rating: 9.0 (ranks #51 of 205)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
7
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
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9.0
Flyknit upper is super soft and flexible
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9.0
December 27, 2017
The reinforced FlyKnit is very comfortable.
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10.0
January 1, 2017
Flyknit materials are very premium, top notch!
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10.0
Soft, pliable, comfy, and form-fitting, the upper of the KD is what the future of Flyknit in basketball should be.
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Flyknit materials are everything when done correctly and here, from heel to forefoot, it’s Flyknit errrry-thang!
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8.0
Materials work, but I liked the KD9 materials much better.
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9.0
December 27, 2017
The full FlyKnit upper feels amazing.
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I love the materials that were used on the Nike KD 10, I just don’t love how they performed.
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Support of the Nike KD 10:

Expert Support Rating: 7.1 (ranks #191 of 205)
User Support Rating: 8.3 (ranks #131 of 205)
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
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6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
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8.0
Lockdown is really good but can be a little painful. On hard cuts, I felt the shoe roll over a little bit.
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7.0
December 27, 2017
The upper material is too soft and doesn't provide enough lateral support.
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7.0
January 1, 2017
Front to back was okay, but lateral support isn't great
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7.0
There are no serious structures to prevent rollover, just a good fit, wide base, and solid heel counter.
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I had an issue with the shoe: one of my lace loops ripped. Apart from that, the containment was decent.
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7.0
December 27, 2017
This is probably the most disappointing aspect of the shoe. Great heel support, but the FlyKnit in the forefoot doesn't offer a lot of containment.
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Despite the base of the shoe being a solid platform, it just wasn’t enough to say these are cutting it in the support department.
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Fit of the Nike KD 10:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.3 (ranks #125 of 205)
User Fit Rating: 7.8 (ranks #159 of 205)
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
4
8 - Good
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7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
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8.0
Way easier to put the shoe on compared to the KD 9.
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9.0
December 27, 2017
The foot is held in nicely.
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9.0
The fit of the shoe is almost perfect.
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The fit of the shoe is fine but intense lateral cuts and heavy rotations on-court may cause some instabilities.
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8.0
If you pull the laces really tight, the fit is pretty good.
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8.5
December 27, 2017
The Flyknit upper provides a nice 1:1 fit and the KD10 is much easier to put on compared to the KD9.
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Heel lockdown was great but the midfoot lockdown was atrocious.
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8.0
January 1, 2017
Flyknit is really soft but the fit is a little less snug than the KD9 elite.
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Durability of the Nike KD 10:

User Durability Rating: 8.0 (ranks #150 of 205)
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Nike KD 10:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 20.0 (ranks #149 of 205)
User Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #115 of 205)
Good (100%)
0
Fair (50%)
6
Bad (0%)
3
fair
Traction holds up pretty well outdoors, but it's not that durable.
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no
January 1, 2017
Outdoor use is not recommended at all.
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The outsole is soft and will wear down.
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fair
Outdoors, the traction worked exceptionally, however, the outsole grooves will wear down quite quickly.
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After only a few outdoor hoop sessions my frayed outsole looks like corn before it’s shucked.
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Width of the Nike KD 10:

very narrow
1
slightly narrow
3
regular
2
slightly wide
1
very wide
0
very narrow
January 1, 2017
The shoe is super narrow!
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slightly narrow
Extremely wide-footers will probably still have not get an invitation to the party.
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regularly wide
Wide-footers rejoice! This is a Durant shoe where my feet don’t scream for help.
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Size of the Nike KD 10:

very small
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slightly small
1
true to size
2
slightly long
9
very long
0
true to size
The KD 10 fits true to size.
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½ size large
January 1, 2017
I would suggest going down half a size
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½ size large
Stay true to size or at the most half down.
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½ size large
I suggest going a 1/2 size down.
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½ size small
They run slightly long.
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½ size large
December 27, 2017
They run slightly long.
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½ size large
Go down 1/2 size. Seriously. Wide footers, you’ll be good going true to size.
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½ size large
January 1, 2017
I would recommend to go half a size down.
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