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Nike KD 13

Released 4/2020, Mid Top, Kevin Durant, 
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8.8
EXPERT RATING
6 reviews
8.9
USER RATING
20 ratings
The KD 13 is a great all-around performer with one of the best cushioning setups available.

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A great pick if you are looking for a comfortable shoe that will also work outdoors.

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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings
User Ratings
Traction
9.1
Cushion
9.8
Materials
7.7
Support
8.3
Fit
8.5
Outdoor
75%

Weight & Sizing:

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Sizing:
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Width:
narrow
wide
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Nike KD 13 Review

Pros:
Comfortable full-length cushioning
Great traction indoors and outdoors
Cons:
Materials could be more premium

Performance of the Nike KD 13:

The nicest part of the KD 13 is the full-length Zoom Strobel which provides one of the best cushioning setups in basketball. The traction pattern does a good job in all directions and is tough and thick enough to last outdoors. The materials are thin, lightweight, and perform well but the quality doesn't feel premium in-hand. Support comes from the wide base and good fit however the minimal upper doesn't provide as much lockdown as previous KD models. As for most KD models, the fit of the KD13 is very comfortable if you have regular or narrow feet, wide-footers should go up half a size or look elsewhere. Overall, the KD 13 is a great basketball shoe with outstanding cushioning.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike KD 13:

Expert Rating: 8.8 (ranks #30 of 205)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
6
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The performance is off the charts: cushioning is awesome and traction is good too. The materials could have been a little bit more premium and supportive. Overall, the KD 13 is very similar to the KD12 and a phenomenal performance hoop shoe.
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8.8
July 13, 2020
The KD 13 is a great performer! The materials are just okay, but everything else is really solid.
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8.8
August 10, 2020
We'll say it again... arguably the greatest cushioning setup we've tested at PureKicks! Overall, this is the greatest out of box experience we've ever had. Don't miss out and make sure you cop these!
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8.8
May 7, 2021
The Nike KD 13 improves on the KD 12 by improving stability and cushioning. It's one of my top shoes for 2020 and really has no flaws.
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8.6
June 4, 2020
I love this shoe! Traction seemed good, cushioning is incredible and the fit was perfect for me
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I really enjoy the Nike KD 13, but they’re not perfect. Cushioning and traction are awesome but containment and stability leave a bit to be desired.
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User Reviews of the Nike KD 13:

User Rating: 8.9 (ranks #55 of 205)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
17
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.6
December 24, 2021
The traction and the cushion is really great, the shoe is a bit hard to put on but after that it has a great fit. The materials are amazing but they do exactly what they are supposed to do. It is kinda bulky/heavy, so keep that in mind. Overall it is a really good shoe for any position, even someone like me who likes low shoes more loves it.
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9.1
March 26, 2022
Traction picked up very little dust Cushioning felt very bouncy Had a feeling that i was going to roll my ankle in certain situations but overall good support Had some tearing issues on the outsole after playing on outdoor courts though Overall if you get this shoe for indoor basketball, its one of the best shoes ever made
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8.8
November 28, 2021
Most comfortable basketball shoe I’ve ever stepped foot in. I have flat feet and am slightly wide in the mid foot, but these fit me perfectly. Top notch cushion that saved my knees too
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9.1
January 19, 2022
The traction is very good and sticks like glue. The cushioning is very soft and mushy. Would recommend for guards and forwards
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7.6
November 28, 2021
I had side to side movement on the foot bed. No issues but I didn't feel secure.
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Traction of the Nike KD 13:

Expert Traction Rating: 9.1 (ranks #40 of 205)
User Traction Rating: 9.4 (ranks #34 of 205)
10 - Amazing
10
9 - Great
15
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The mix of circular and horizontal lines give you multidirectional traction. The grip is on-point whether you play outdoors or indoors.
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9.0
July 13, 2020
The circular traction pattern performs really nicely. It sticks like glue and picks up very little dust.
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9.0
August 10, 2020
This traction did what it was supposed to do with a great bite and coverage. It also didn't collect any dust at all.
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9.0
May 7, 2021
The traction grips hard and picks up basically no dust. It performs excellently.
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9.0
June 4, 2020
The traction seems to be really good but I wasn't able to test them on an indoor court.
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The nubs and circular cups of the traction pattern work in every direction you’re moving or stopping.
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Cushion of the Nike KD 13:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.8 (ranks #6 of 205)
User Cushion Rating: 9.6 (ranks #14 of 205)
10 - Amazing
20
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
10.0
Full-length Zoom cushioning with an additional Zoom Air unit in the forefoot. Like we are used to from the KD line, this is one of the best cushioning setups out there!
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10.0
July 13, 2020
The full-length Zoom Air gives you great responsiveness and court feel while also providing good impact protection. This is probably my favorite cushioning setup right now.
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10.0
August 10, 2020
The cushioning is no joke! Nike came through with double stacked Zoom and this is arguably the greatest cushion setup we have ever tested. The impact protection is outer wordly, the response is stupid, and the court feel is mad!
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10.0
May 7, 2021
I'm in love with the full-length Zoom Strobel. You ride just close enough to the ground, but still, it feels bouncy. It's the best cushion on the market right now.
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9.0
June 4, 2020
The full-length Zoom Strobel is pretty damn nice. Impact protection is good, there is a lot of bounce and the court feel is decent too.
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The full-length Zoom Air feels springy but smooth at the same time. Every time I put them on, I’m always surprised by how damn comfortable they are.
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Materials of the Nike KD 13:

Expert Materials Rating: 7.7 (ranks #170 of 205)
User Materials Rating: 7.8 (ranks #145 of 205)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
13
7 - Average
8
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
0
The combination of Mesh and textile materials feels a lot lighter than the KD 12, but unfortunately, also a little cheaper and less premium. But they definitely get the job done.
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7.0
July 13, 2020
The textile materials are a downgrade from the KD12 but they get the job done.
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8.0
August 10, 2020
The materials on the KD 13 consist of a soft upper constructed from minimal materials that feels broken in from the start. Breathability isn't great though and this shoe was pretty hot to hoop in. Overall, the materials are comfortable and this shoe in general screams comfort!
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8.0
May 7, 2021
It features a ripstop mesh-like upper. It looks nice visually and allows for a lot of different prints. In terms of performance, it is very dependable. I love the feel of them.
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8.0
June 4, 2020
The quality of the textile used in the upper feels a little cheap but works well on-foot. The padding on the tongue and heel is very comfortable.
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Textiles and ripstop style materials are used and it’s just not impressive at all.
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Support of the Nike KD 13:

Expert Support Rating: 8.3 (ranks #128 of 205)
User Support Rating: 8.6 (ranks #100 of 205)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
11
8 - Good
10
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
The removal of Flywire and the more minimal upper mean that there is less support than in the KD 12, but I never had any issues playing defense or doing crossovers.
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9.0
July 13, 2020
The support was amazing, with no heel slippage or side-to-side movement.
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9.0
August 10, 2020
Great lockdown from the fit with an internal heel counter and external heel clip. The outrigger of the shoe, the clip near the front toe, plus the lacewing help with lateral movements. Overall great support in the KD 13.
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9.0
May 7, 2021
There is no problem with lockdown, the heel containment is awesome, and there is no slippage. I felt very stable and secure.
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8.0
June 4, 2020
The flat base and rubber on the lateral side of the shoe provide a lot of stability on cuts. The internal TPU heel counter prevented any heel slippage.
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My feet would occasionally slide over the footbed because of the lack of a forefoot outrigger or containment cage.
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Fit of the Nike KD 13:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.5 (ranks #82 of 205)
User Fit Rating: 8.7 (ranks #86 of 205)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
15
8 - Good
6
7 - Average
3
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The fit is not insanely comfortable but that doesn't hinder the performance at all!
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9.0
July 13, 2020
I had no dead space in the toe box and the fit was pretty close to 1:1.
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8.0
August 10, 2020
The KD 13 is what we've come to expect fit wise from the KD line which is pretty narrow. The lacing system and half booty construction are great for creating that locked-in feeling.
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8.0
May 7, 2021
It fits my foot very well as a regular footer.
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9.0
June 4, 2020
The KD 13 is very comfortable and needs no break-in time at all.
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The KD 13 locks you in perfectly without any pain, pinching, or restriction.
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Durability of the Nike KD 13:

User Durability Rating: 8.6 (ranks #87 of 205)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
9
8 - Good
6
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Nike KD 13:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 75.0 (ranks #49 of 205)
User Outdoor Rating: 75.0 (ranks #54 of 205)
Good (100%)
10
Fair (50%)
7
Bad (0%)
1
good
The rubber is pretty sturdy and worked well outdoors for me and held up well.
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fair
August 10, 2020
The durability was okay, but it would probably be best not to play outdoors all the time in the KD 13. The Nike ID does have an XDR option for outdoor hoopers.
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good
May 7, 2021
It's made of hard rubber, so it should be dependable outdoors.
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fair
June 4, 2020
The rubber is pretty thick and durable.
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Width of the Nike KD 13:

very narrow
1
slightly narrow
16
regular
9
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
slightly narrow
Feels a little bit narrow at the top.
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slightly narrow
July 13, 2020
The KD13 runs narrow.
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very narrow
August 10, 2020
User didn't add a summary.
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regularly wide
May 7, 2021
It is not as narrow as the KD 12.
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slightly narrow
June 4, 2020
Runs pretty narrow and there's not a lot of toe space.
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slightly narrow
A bit on the narrow side.
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Size of the Nike KD 13:

very small
1
slightly small
2
true to size
20
slightly long
2
very long
0
true to size
The KD 13 runs true to size.
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½ size large
July 13, 2020
Runs a little bit long.
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true to size
May 7, 2021
I was able to go true to size with regular foot size.
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true to size
June 4, 2020
If you are a wide-footer go up half a size, otherwise go true to size.
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true to size
Going true to size is recommended.
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