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The Nike KD 14 Releases In April

A sizable chunk of Kevin Durant’s season has been stripped from him due to his aggravating hamstring injury, but while he rests on the sidelines, he’s taking this opportunity to generate some noise off the floor by unveiling his newest signature shoe: the Nike KD 14. The new silhouette is vastly different from the KD 13, and features a duo of lockdown elements that are blended up with playfully styled uppers.
For his newest offering, the Brooklyn Nets’ superstar elects to cop his new model down to a mid-profile and employs a two-layered upper that features a synthetic underlay and abstract overlapping patterns. This Air Jordan 11 Low Legend Blue fills in the former with a punchy orange hue, while the latter contrasts in stark black. Perhaps the most intriguing component of the shoe is the mid-foot as it brings back the lockdown strap akin to the KD 4 and KD 7, as well as ushers in a medial side cage that is reminiscent of the Nike Air Presto. Below the Presto-inspired piece, tonal tally marks add up to 14 to nod to his newest model. More details to point out include that of KD’s logo that rests on the tongues, in addition to the synthetic heel counters that are embedded with wave-like textures.
Similar to that of Paul George’s Nike models, this hardwood-ready proposal brings in a full-length Zoom Air strobile cushioning system. From FavSole.com

Nike KD 14 Performance Review

With Kevin Durant focused on winning his 3rd Championship with the Brooklyn Nets, his 14th signature shoe was leaked. Whilst the transition from the KD 12 to the KD 13 was fairly minimal, the transition to the KD 14 is an overhaul of the existing silhouette.

Upper


Rather than the high-cut silhouette of the KD 12 and KD 13, the KD 14 opts for a mid-cut look. There seems to be a change in materials as the KD 14 uses thicker mesh compared to the minimal material build on the KD 13. The most obvious change is the addition of a mid-foot strap for additional lockdown. The strap on the KD line was first introduced in the KD 2. Since then, the strap would be in and out of the KD line until it was last used on the KD 7. The KD 14 will be KD’s fourth signature shoe to implement a mid-foot strap.

Midsole Cushion Set-up


The large TPU piece on the side of the midsole shows that Air Zoom technology will be implemented. Sources have stated that the KD 14 will feature full-length Air Zoom Strobel with Cushlon foam. Currently it is not clear on whether an additional Air Zoom unit will be added to either the forefoot or heel.

Outsole

Whilst it is difficult to see at an angle, the KD 14 looks to use a wave like pattern with long lines vertically spreading across the foot bed.

The KD 14 looks to be a entirely different shoe compared to the last two models. This is typical of the KD line since Kevin Durant is such a versatile player, his silhouettes have dramatically changed over the course of one shoe to another. With all of KD’s shoes known for excellent cushioning, we will have to see if the KD 14 will also perform as well as the others.

The Nike KD 14 is set for release on April 17 and will retail for $150.

The Kid’s Nike Air Force 1 Low White Fuchsia Glow With Pastel Stitching

Nike will be adding a perfectly timed rendition of the Air Force 1 Low to the growing Spring collection with a pastel stitched rendition for the kids.

Sitting atop a premium leather white base, we have subtle pastel-hued stitching in pink, yellow and purple for a unique design. Purple takes precedence for the inside of the shoe and sole unit, while a pop of pink is added for branding on the tongue and heel tab. The laces keep things clean in white, while beneath, you’ll spot a pink miniature Swoosh that Nike are loving adding to their AF1s as of late.

Bekiw the feet, we have that chunky Air sole unit we would expect on an AF1, with a lilac rubber outsole to offer top tier traction.

If you’re looking for a shoe understated enough to go with anything, but colourful enough to turn heads, then Nike Air Force 1 GS Stitch Purple Pink is the shoe for you!


Make sure to keep it locked to FavSole for updates on the official release date for this AF1 Low and more of the latest sneaker news from Nike and your other favorite sneaker brands.