After numerous early looks at the shoe, the Nike KD 11 EYBL finally has a release date.This iteration of Kevin Durant’s 11th signature shoe with Nike was made for the Nike Elite Youth Basketball (EYBL) Tournament that takes place every year. It features shades of dark and light pink on the Flyknit upper along with Pure Platinum detailing on the toe, ankle, and heel for contrast. Volt accents along with a vibrant Pink React midsole complete the look as well as the signature Peach Jam logo near the heels.
Last week, we brought you a first look at the Nike KD 11 “EYBL” colorway to continue the Swoosh brand’s longstanding collection of dedications to the youth hoops organization. Dressed in a vibrant color scheme, the Nike KD 11 utilizes a recurring embroidered peach logo that is designed to honor the annual Peach Jam basketball tournament in Georgia. Hot Punch acts as the catalyst for this sneaker’s colorway, while Lime Blast and Pure Platinum provide supporting details that lend to a color scheme that is perfect for the middle of the Summer. The semi-translucency of the KD 11’s react cushioning sole unit acts as a window to another Hot Punch element to match the look of the rest of the sneaker. Enjoy an official set of images for this brand new “EYBL” offering and expect its arrival at Nike Basketball retailers on July 13th.
Dressed in a Hot Punch, Lime Blast and Pure Platinum color scheme. This Nike KD 11 EYBL features a Pinkish Flyknit upper with Aqua tones around the sock-like ankle collar. Grey and Volt accents along with a vibrant Pink React midsole completed with the Peach Jam logo near the heels completes the design.
Nike KD 11 “EYBL”
Color: Hot Punch/Lime Blast-Pure Platinum
Style Code: AO2604-600
Release Date: July 13, 2018
Following his back-to-back NBA Championship, Nike Basketball has officially unveiled Kevin Durant’s next signature shoe, the Nike KD 11. The shoe is described as California casual. Or simply acknowledge it as the ultimate merger of laid-back chill shoe and performance basketball equipment.
Earlier this week Nike shared a first look at the KD 11. Today a second colorway has already emerged in black and grey. Kevin Durant‘s favored Zoom Air cushioning makes its way back into the fold as Nike’s REACT foam joins in on the fun, marking the first time it’s been incorporated into KD’s signature line. The Flyknit upper consist of black and dark grey weaving that gives it a charcoal look while branding is kept to a minimum with KD’s logo subtly placed on the heel counter and Nike’s Swoosh logo found on the lateral side of the toebox. The aforementioned sole unit receives a translucent touch to complete the colorway.
On the KD 11, the third consecutive KD signature to feature Nike’s most adaptable textile technology, the Flyknit gets a little more plush, a little more “broken-in” and a thus a lot softer.
The shoe itself has a rubber cup sole that houses the Nike React and Nike Zoom. The former cushions between court and body, while the latter sits just under the foot to provide response. A key component in the resulting system was identifying the correct thickness for the foam element, which Chang notes is taller than in typical basketball shoes.
“He likes the feel of the Flyknit Trainer and the Nike Epic React”, says Chang. “Last summer, he loved the Air Sock Racer — that is where the collar of the 11 came from, and all the lofting in the tongue and quarter followed”.
After the Nike KD 11 “EYBL” leaked overseas last month, we awaited a Stateside release in July. Now, the release date is official.
While the KD 11 “Still KD” still hasn’t released in the United States — you’ll have to wait until July 18 — Nike SNKRS is giving KD fans a limited release of an interesting multicolor build. Designed to celebrate Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League, this KD 11 “EYBL” features the Peach Jam logo embroidered at the heel panel in lime green. While Kevin Durant didn’t wear his new shoe in the 2018 NBA Finals, he has been wearing it on his summer China tour.
The KD 11 rides atop a rubber cupsole to contain its React and full-length Zoom Air setup. Nightwing2303 and Stanley T. both say the shoe rides high, but we’ll have more detailed information when the performance reviews are finished. You can learn more by checking out the Nike KD 11 deconstructed.