Nike Zoom KD 9 ‘Mic Drop’ Release Date, Price, Where to Buy
Kevin Durant’s game has produced numerous mic drop moments in his illustrious NBA career. Nike pays tribute to Durant’s penchant for excitement with the new Nike Zoom KD 9 “Mic Drop” edition.Advertisement
The black and white colorway of Durant’s new signature shoe mimics a rapper’s microphone. The black on the heel area represents the handle, while the white portion resembles a microphone’s patterned windscreen.
The shoe features Nike’s Flyknit technology on the forefoot area and textile mesh on the heel. The woven upper is backed by nylon for added durability. The combination of Flyknit, textile mesh and nylon provides a flexible yet sturdy ride.
Weartesters proclaimed the materials on the KD 9 “Mic Drop” as the best version of Flyknit on a pair of basketball shoes to date. Zero break-in time is needed for the KD 9 “Mic Drop” and hoopers don’t have to worry about pinching or binding on their feet.
Nike.com lists the KD 9 “Mic Drop” as having the company’s patented full-length Zoom Air cushioning. Previous sneaker models with full-length Zoom Air were criticized for being too stiff. Nike fixed that issue on KD’s ninth signature shoe by equipping the shoe with a segregated forefoot Zoom Air unit. Now, ballers can experience full-length Zoom Air, while being able to completely flex their forefoot.
The KD 9 “Mic Drop” has a honeycomb-patterned traction on a soft but thick rubber outsole. The Sole Brothers don’t recommend playing the shoe outdoors because the traction will wear down quickly on rough surfaces. On indoor courts, the shoe sticks like glue during hard cuts and jab steps.
Sneakerheads can now grab a pair of the KD 9 Mic Drop on Nike Store or A Few Store. Meanwhile, the KD 9 “USA” can be bought on Foot Locker or Finish Line. In an age when signature shoes from Nike cost $200 to $210, Kevin Durant’s 9th signature shoe only retails for $150.