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Nike KD 14

Nike KD 14
Nike KD 14
Nike KD 14
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8.7
The KD14 is a great overall performer with no obvious weaknesses.
based on 3 expert reviews
based on 3 expert reviews

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A versatile shoe that works for all type of players.

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Available at 4 shops | Official Retail Price: $149.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Traction
8.7
Cushion
9.0
Materials
8.3
Support
8.5
Fit
8.0
Outdoor
0%

Facts & Figures:

Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
4/2021
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide
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Nike KD 14 Review

Pros:
Soft & comfortable cushioning
Doesn't have any weaknesses
Cons:
A little bulky

Performance of the Nike KD 14:

For some reviewers, the traction of the KD14 took a little to break-in, but they all agreed that it provides a ton of grip on clean courts and doesn't have much trouble with dusty courts either. The Zoom Strobel and Cushlon midsole provide a perfect mix of comfort, impact protection, and responsiveness. One reviewer coined it the softest KD to date. Materials are a little cheap to the touch but they are comfortable on foot and combined with the wide base and plastic enforcement on the sides provide a lot of lockdown and support. The fit is less narrow than previous KD's and should work for most players unless you have super wide feet. Overall, reviewers agree that the KD14 is a slight improvement over the KD13 and a great overall performer that is absolutely worth the $150 price tag.
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Reviews of the Nike KD 14:

The 8.7 average overall rating ranks #43 of 165 shoes overall
8.5
Shoeit
Wednesday at 10:57 AM
The KD14 is the softest KD to date! Overall it's a well-balanced performer.
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8.6
RicheeKim
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The KD 14 is very comfortable, a lot of fun to play in, and just a great shoe overall.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
Every aspect of the KD14 performs really well and I like it better than the KD13. The cushion feels awesome and the traction and fit work well after a short break-in period. Also, the $150 price is fair considering all the tech you are getting.
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Traction of the Nike KD 14:

The 8.7 average traction rating ranks #66 of 165 shoes overall
8.0
Shoeit
Wednesday at 10:57 AM
The traction is not as grippy as the KD 13 but it works just fine.
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10.0
RicheeKim
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The traction on the KD14 is freaking amazing. You'll stop on a dime on clean courts and even on dusty courts, you won't have any issues!
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The traction took a little bit to break in, but then they gripped the floor pretty well.
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Cushion of the Nike KD 14:

The 9.0 average cushion rating ranks #35 of 165 shoes overall
9.0
Shoeit
Wednesday at 10:57 AM
The plushest, softest KD cushioning to date! The Zoom strobel is the thicker compared to the KD13 but it comes without the additional Zoom unit in the forefoot.
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9.0
RicheeKim
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The full-length Cushlon midsole with a Zoom Strobel unit feels very plush and comfortable. You get a lot of impact protection but you still feel quick on your feet - just a great combination of technologies.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The cushion on the KD14 feels great! It feels low-to-the-ground but you still get great impact protection.
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Materials of the Nike KD 14:

The 8.3 average materials rating ranks #77 of 165 shoes overall
9.0
Shoeit
Wednesday at 10:57 AM
The plasticky, fused Mesh materials, with a suede padding feel great. The strap reminds me of the Kyrie line.
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8.0
RicheeKim
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The top-level Mesh materials feel a little cheap but they get the job done and feel comfortable on foot.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The multi-layered Mesh materials are a big improvement compared to the KD13. They are comfortable, flexible but not very breathable.
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Support of the Nike KD 14:

The 8.5 average support rating ranks #82 of 165 shoes overall
8.0
RicheeKim
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The internal heel counter locks down the heel, I didn't have any side-to-side movement on the footbed, and the lateral stability was solid thanks to the wide base.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The strap, the midfoot pieces on the sides, and the wide base combine to provide great support!
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Fit of the Nike KD 14:

The 8.0 average fit rating ranks #119 of 165 shoes overall
8.0
Shoeit
Wednesday at 10:57 AM
The toe box is a little roomier than previous KD's and the heel locks in your feet nicely.
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8.0
RicheeKim
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The materials conform nicely to my feet, and the heel is locked in nicely, but there's a tiny bit of dead space in the toe box.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 0.0% average outdoor rating ranks #122 of 165 shoes overall
no
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The rubber grooves are pretty soft and won't hold up well outdoors.
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Width of the Nike KD 14:

slightly narrow
Shoeit
Wednesday at 10:57 AM
The KD14 is not crazy narrow like the previous KD13.
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slightly narrow
RicheeKim
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
As a slightly wide-footer I went true to size and it took a little to break in and become comfortable in the forefoot.
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slightly narrow
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
Feels a little snug out of the box, but I went true to size and didn't have an issue.
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Size of the Nike KD 14:

true to size
Shoeit
Wednesday at 10:57 AM
Fits somewhat true to size.
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true to size
RicheeKim
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
The KD 14 runs true to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Tuesday at 2:37 PM
Runs true to size.
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