Evolution of a great player, evolution of (so far) a great shoe line. The Nike KD signature has represented affordable performance from the first shoe. For the KD V, we see an increase in price and technology, but do we also get an increase in performance?
“It has AIR MAX in the HEEL!!!!!” If that wasn’t your first thought when you saw the KD V then you were a 5%-er. Everyone, as soon as the first sample pics leaked, was focused on the Air Max. Then came the ankle cut. An almost true high top. Since we were used to seeing 5/8th or lower cut from KD we were blasted into the ’80s a bit with this look. Opinions were formed and they weren’t good. Then the colorways came and, as with most Nike sig shoes, opinions turned complete 180s. Suddenly, this was the hottest shoe Nike had put out since the LeBron X. I, however, only had one question – can I play in them?