For as much hate as the shoes are getting, I'm seeing a lot of NBA players wearing the KD8. (Much moreso than in the past few seasons with previous KD models) I'm not sure, if it is just because of how increasingly popular low tops are becoming for players in the league....or if there's something else in play here. But I have been to 3 Pre Season games so far.. (2 in OKC, and 1 in Brooklyn)...and there have been multiple players on both teams playing, wearing this newest version of the KD. If this shoe was as crappy of a shoe as most of the "experts" posting on Nike Talk, are saying it is..these multi million dollar athletes wouldn't be wearing them. (Especially when they have the choice of wearing anything brand specific that they want.)
Most people on NT are worried about getting fits off rather than playing ball. I haven't played ball in years, so I definitely wouldn't be using the 8 for them. I was sour on this model at first, but the Easy Euro is the best color because of the casual appeal especially with Fall fashion.
For Kixsquare to be practically giving them away at $99 makes me wonder how much is wholesale price per unit when stores buy from Nike. They're still making a profit on these although minimal.