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Nike KD 10 Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$149.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
5/2017
# of Reviews:
9
Traction
7.7
Cushion
9.1
Materials
9.1
Support
7.1
Fit
8.3
Outdoor
20%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike KD 10:

Platinum Tint / Vast Grey
Platinum Tint / Vast Grey
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White /Game Royal / University Gold
White /Game Royal / University Gold
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Black / White
Black / White
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Racer Blue /Light Menta / Black / Total Crimson
Racer Blue /Light Menta / Black / Total Crimson
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Cool Grey / Igloo / White
Cool Grey / Igloo / White
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Black / Black / White
Black / Black / White
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Multi-Color / Black / Cool Grey / White
Multi-Color / Black / Cool Grey / White
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Black / Black
Black / Black
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White / Chrome / Pure Platinum
White / Chrome / Pure Platinum
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University Red / Black
University Red / Black
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Hyper Turquoise / Racer Blue
Hyper Turquoise / Racer Blue
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Wolf Grey / Cool Grey
Wolf Grey / Cool Grey
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Racer Blue / Metallic Gold
Racer Blue / Metallic Gold
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Dark Grey / Reflective Silver
Dark Grey / Reflective Silver
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White / Game Royal
White / Game Royal
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Multi-Color / Multi-Color
Multi-Color / Multi-Color
No stores found

PROS:

  • Full length Zoom
  • Flyknit Upper

CONS:

  • Lateral support is lacking
  • Traction is not very durable

Summary of 9 Expert Reviews:

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:

The 8.4 average overall rating ranks #80 of 116 shoes overall
8.6
PureKicks
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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8.3
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
Overall, the KD10 is a decent shoe, it just not as good as the KD9.
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8.1
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
Overall, this is a good shoe. Unfortunately, traction and support keep it from being great.
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8.0
KickGenius
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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8.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
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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8.4
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
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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8.4
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
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.
8.5
The Sole Brothers
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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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
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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Traction of the Nike KD 10:

The 7.7 average traction rating ranks #95 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
I absolutely love the traction!
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
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
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
The traction is just okay. On dusty courts, I was sliding a lot.
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8.0
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
The traction is solid.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The traction on both of my KD 10s just didn’t work out for me.
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7.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
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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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
I never experienced any straight slipping in moves or game play, but traction didn't bite the way I like it.
8.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Nothing incredible or groundbreaking but traction is good.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Overall, traction is pretty solid.
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Cushion of the Nike KD 10:

The 9.1 average cushion rating ranks #23 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
Springy is the word that comes to mind.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
This time the cushioning is a bit firmer compared to the KD9.
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8.5
RicheeKim
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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8.0
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
Max cushioning of full length zoom, but I prefer more court feel.
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10.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The cushion offers the best impact protection Nike currently has available.
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10.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
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
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
This is the way Nike Zoom should feel, all day, every day.
9.0
The Sole Brothers
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
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Cushioning is a bit more firm compared to the KD9, but I like the more responsive setup.
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Materials of the Nike KD 10:

The 9.1 average materials rating ranks #11 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
The reinforced FlyKnit is very comfortable.
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
Materials work, but I liked the KD9 materials much better.
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9.0
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
The full FlyKnit upper feels amazing.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
I love the materials that were used on the Nike KD 10, I just don’t love how they performed.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Flyknit materials are everything when done correctly and here, from heel to forefoot, it’s Flyknit errrry-thang!
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10.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Soft, pliable, comfy, and form-fitting, the upper of the KD is what the future of Flyknit in basketball should be.
10.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Flyknit materials are very premium, top notch!
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Flyknit upper is super soft and flexible
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Support of the Nike KD 10:

The 7.1 average support rating ranks #111 of 116 shoes overall
7.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
The upper material is too soft and doesn't provide enough lateral support.
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7.0
RicheeKim
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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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
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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7.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
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
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
There are no serious structures to prevent rollover, just a good fit, wide base, and solid heel counter.
7.0
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Front to back was okay, but lateral support isn't great
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
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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Fit of the Nike KD 10:

The 8.3 average fit rating ranks #82 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
The foot is held in nicely.
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
If you pull the laces really tight, the fit is pretty good.
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8.5
RicheeKim
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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8.0
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
Flyknit is really soft but the fit is a little less snug than the KD9 elite.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Heel lockdown was great but the midfoot lockdown was atrocious.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The fit of the shoe is fine but intense lateral cuts and heavy rotations on-court may cause some instabilities.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The fit of the shoe is almost perfect.
8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Way easier to put the shoe on compared to the KD 9.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 20% average outdoor rating ranks #77 of 116 shoes overall
no
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
After only a few outdoor hoop sessions my frayed outsole looks like corn before it’s shucked.
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fair
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Outdoors, the traction worked exceptionally, however, the outsole grooves will wear down quite quickly.
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no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
The outsole is soft and will wear down.
no
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
Outdoor use is not recommended at all.
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fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
Traction holds up pretty well outdoors, but it's not that durable.
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Width of the Nike KD 10:

regularly wide
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Wide-footers rejoice! This is a Durant shoe where my feet don’t scream for help.
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slightly narrow
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Extremely wide-footers will probably still have not get an invitation to the party.
very narrow
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
The shoe is super narrow!
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Size of the Nike KD 10:

½ size small
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
They run slightly long.
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½ size large
RicheeKim
December 27, 2017
They run slightly long.
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½ size large
KickGenius
January 1, 2017
I would recommend to go half a size down.
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½ size large
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Go down 1/2 size. Seriously. Wide footers, you’ll be good going true to size.
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½ size large
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
I suggest going a 1/2 size down.
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½ size large
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
January 1, 2017
Stay true to size or at the most half down.
½ size large
The Sole Brothers
January 1, 2017
I would suggest going down half a size
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
January 1, 2017
The KD 10 fits true to size.
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