November 25, 2022

Zoom on the Nike Kyrie 7 “Ky-D”

The Nike Kyrie 7 KY-D is inspired by the Nike KD4 Weatherman. The Nike KD4 Weatherman sneakers are known for their multi-colors. The Nike Kyrie 7 KY-D brand has green mesh upper and black swooshes. These Nike sneakers appeared thanks to Nike’s sponsorship agreement with American basketball players; Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The sneakers were designed primarily to improve the skills of basketball players. By wearing these sneakers, they can have better control, energy and speed on the basketball court. How exactly do these sneakers improve your athletic performance? We will understand how once we discuss its features. Also, keep in mind that these sneakers aren’t just for athletics. You can also wear them as casual gear.

Mesh upper

The chances of sweating during a basketball game are high because it is a strenuous activity. The biggest concern is sweat around your feet. Sweat makes your feet wet, and it’s an uncomfortable feeling. In addition to being uncomfortable, you are likely to develop foot odor. Fortunately, these sneakers contain a mesh upper, which is a breathable material. The mesh upper is breathable as it has pores. Pores allow air to flow through your feet. When the air hits the sweat off your feet, the sweat evaporates. In addition to fighting against bad odors, its mesh upper is lightweight. Its lightness consequently makes these sneakers lightweight. So you can use these sneakers for running without feeling any fatigue. In addition, its lightness protects your feet from pain when you walk or run. Some shoe companies hate using leather to make shoes. Using leather would be like slaughtering cows, and some people are disgusted to think about it. This could be why Nike uses synthetic mesh for sneakers. After all, synthetic mesh is just as durable as leather sneakers.

Nike Air Zoom Turbo Unit Technology

This technology improves an athlete’s performance by cushion their feet. The cushioning technology is found on the forefoot area. The sneaker’s forefoot contains tightly stretched tensile fibers. When the athlete walks on the ground, the fibers compress to cushion the impact. However, the fibers do not stay compressed for too long, so they come out quickly to maintain their normal shape. If the fibers remained compressed for a long time, the athlete would feel the impact of their feet hitting the ground. Besides cushioning your feet, the technology doesn’t slow you down as you walk or run. It would be uncomfortable if the fibers remained compressed since your sole would be very low. Therefore, it would take a lot of effort for the person to raise their foot to its normal position. With this technology, your feet stay in a standard height.

Two fingers in TPU (Thermal Plastic Unit)

The standout feature on these sneakers is the TPU fingers on the lateral and medial sides of the forefoot. Instead of the normal webbing of most sneakers, you have TPU fingers in their place. The TPU fingers pay homage to a punishment Irvin’s father would inflict on him. Whenever Irvin went too far, his father made him do the “two fingers of death.” In this punishment, he leaned against a wall, balancing only on his two fingers. However, some basketball players do the “two fingers of death” to strengthen their hands. Strong hands mean that a basketball player will have a firm grip on the ball without dropping it. Despite replacing the straps, the TPU fingers still function as straps. They secure your feet in the shoe preventing them from slipping. Without the TPU fingers, the sneakers would come off.

pull model

When you observe the outsoles of these sneakers, you will observe a unique traction pattern. The pattern is such that the treads cover the entire outsole rather than parts of the outsole. As a result, the pattern provides traction for all of your feet rather than part of your feet like most shoes. Its grip pattern prevents you from slipping, especially during a basketball game. Most basketball stadiums are polished for aesthetics, but polish makes them slippery. To reduce the risk of slipping, treads throughout the outsole prevent you from slipping by increasing friction between the sneaker and the ground.

True to size fit

A common problem when buying sneakers is buying the wrong fit. This can happen despite correctly identifying the correct shoe size. Shoe sizing is imprecise mainly because it only focuses on foot length. Some of the factors he ignores are weight, genetics, age, and foot condition. So how does Nike make sure these sneakers fit you? Nike offers a size chart for US, UK, EU/FR and CM/JP sizes. It might seem pointless to factor in all the other different size measurements until you remember that some people use the shoe size metric they’re familiar with. In addition, the United States is a melting pot of cultures because of the immigrants who settle there. Therefore, some of them may not be familiar with the American method. To create these true-to-size sneakers, Nike gathered data from multiple shoe manufacturers. From the data, they were able to compile the table that they then refer to when a customer orders them. So if you want to get the right size from Nike, you need to familiarize yourself with their chart. Also, if you usually wear Nike shoes, you can get the correct size. For example, a size 7 from Nike may differ from a size 7 from another shoe brand.


If you are active in games, these sneakers will suit you perfectly. For example, you will sweat less on your feet and suffer fewer injuries. Most athletes wear these sneakers, but you can still wear them in a casual setting. Due to their multicolored pattern, you can match them with outfits of various colors. For example, the colors of the sneakers are orange, black, green and yellow. Therefore, you can wear any of the four identified colors to match these sneakers. So if you love playing games and attending social gatherings, why not kill two birds with these sneakers?