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Nike KD Trey 5 VII Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$89.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
8/2019
# of Reviews:
2
Traction
9.5
Cushion
9.0
Materials
5.5
Support
6.5
Fit
6.5
Outdoor
75%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike KD Trey 5 VII:

-28%
Black/Cool Grey/Volt/White
$65.00
from Finishline
2 more shops
University Red/White/Black
$90.00
from Champs Sports
1 more shops
White/Wolf Grey/Bright Crimson/Black
$90.00
from Zappos
Cerulean/Aura/Laser Blue/White
$90.00
from Nike
1 more shops
Wolf Grey/White/Dark Grey/Black
Wolf Grey/White/Dark Grey/Black
No stores found
Racer Blue/Black/Blue Hero/White
Racer Blue/Black/Blue Hero/White
No stores found
Dark Grey/Black/Club Gold/Metallic Gold
Dark Grey/Black/Club Gold/Metallic Gold
No stores found

PROS:

  • Top-tier traction
  • Soft & comfortable cushioning

CONS:

  • Very cheap materials
  • Not very stable or supportive

Summary of 2 Expert Reviews:

Kevin Durant's latest signature model has top-tier traction with a lot of stopping power and very little dust collection. The cushioning is soft and comfortable, maybe even too soft for quick and shift guards. The KD Trey 5 VII is a budget model, and it really shows in the upper materials which look and feel super cheap in-hand but perform decently. A major downside of this shoe is the lacking support and stability that comes from an imperfect fit, narrow base and upper materials that don't provide a ton of containment. Overall, the KD Trey 5 is a solid performer for lighter players who don't rely on explosive lateral movements.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike KD Trey 5 VII:

The 7.4 average overall rating ranks #115 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2019
100% recommended, especially for $90!
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6.8
RicheeKim
August 5, 2019
Even for only $90, I wouldn't recommend this shoe. The materials are absolute trash and there are just too many stability and containment issues.
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Traction of the Nike KD Trey 5 VII:

The 9.5 average traction rating ranks #2 of 116 shoes overall
10.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2019
Top tier traction! Violent bite and squeak, zero dust collection, and very durable.
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9.0
RicheeKim
August 5, 2019
The translucent rubber works really well on clean courts and the dust pickup on dirty courts isn't bad either.
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Cushion of the Nike KD Trey 5 VII:

The 9.0 average cushion rating ranks #25 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2019
A perfect mix of impact protection and court feel.
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9.0
RicheeKim
August 5, 2019
The cushioning is very plush and bouncy, especially in the heel.
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Materials of the Nike KD Trey 5 VII:

The 5.5 average materials rating ranks #116 of 116 shoes overall
6.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2019
Materials are garbage in-hand and looks-wise, but get the job done.
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5.0
RicheeKim
August 5, 2019
The materials feel super cheap in-hand and on-foot.
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Support of the Nike KD Trey 5 VII:

The 6.5 average support rating ranks #115 of 116 shoes overall
7.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2019
I didn't feel stable laterally because of the lack of an outrigger and the very soft cushioning.
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6.0
RicheeKim
August 5, 2019
The materials don't offer enough containment and I had some side-to-side movement on the footbed.
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Fit of the Nike KD Trey 5 VII:

The 6.5 average fit rating ranks #113 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2019
Easy to put on, but there is some bunching up in the toe box.
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5.0
RicheeKim
August 5, 2019
The fit is just super sloppy, there is a lot of dead space in the toe box area and the materials don't conform to your feet at all.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 75% average outdoor rating ranks #23 of 116 shoes overall
fair
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2019
The rubber is very durable and will work outdoors for a long time, the upper materials probably won't last that long.
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good
RicheeKim
August 5, 2019
The rubber is really hard so it should last a long time outdoors.
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Width of the Nike KD Trey 5 VII:

slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2019
Slightly narrow.
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slightly narrow
RicheeKim
August 5, 2019
Slightly narrow.
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Size of the Nike KD Trey 5 VII:

true to size
The Sole Brothers
August 5, 2019
True to size.
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½ size large
RicheeKim
August 5, 2019
Slightly long.
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Deals from $65.00:
-28%
Black/Cool Grey/Volt/White
$65.00
from Finishline
University Red/White/Black
$90.00
from Champs Sports
White/Wolf Grey/Bright Crimson/Black
$90.00
from Zappos
Cerulean/Aura/Laser Blue/White
$90.00
from Nike