kiprun kd900x ld review: Is this the perfect shoe?

Purple and white kiprun running shoe on white backround

The kiprun kd 900x (previous Version) running shoe took the world buy storm with it’s impressive value and remarkable stability but now decathlon is back with a shoe that is better than ever before. This new version has more bounce, style and breathability but unfortunately a slightly higher price.

In this kiprun kd900x ld review I will be taking you through every detail of this innovative shoe.

Cushioning

A good level of cushioning is an essential component of a great shoe. A cushioned midsole helps relieve stress from the joints and provides support that makes long distance runs much easier.

Support

Good support is essential for all runners, so it is very important that when buying trainers an individual buys running shoes that have enough support. That may look different for all runners but it is important to consider.

It is important that a supportive running shoe provides a stable platform and reduces the risk of potential injuries.

Durability

I believe that it is important to buy shoes that have been built to last. If you are going to spend your own money on shoes then they should stay in good working condition for many months to come.

Fit

Making sure your shoes fit properly is very important as if a shoe is too big it can cause the shoes to start to rub against you feet causing blisters and other discomforts. By not having a shoe that fits it will also get rid of the possibility of a comfortable run.

Breathability

Breathable materials in the upper part of the shoe helps keep the feet cool and dry during runs. This is because it helps prevent the build up of sweat and moisture in the shoe which reduces discomfort and irritation when running.

A breathable upper shoe enhances comfort and can be a life saver when running in hot days as it helps prevent overheating. This makes shoes with this feature an excellent choice as well as a comfortable fit.

Value

Running shoes can get really expensive and if you are someone that runs a lot you will have to keep coming back to buy more. This can really add up which is why I have added cost to the list of important factor.

Energy Return

There is no better feeling than being propelled by a responsive running shoe. A running shoe should that gives energy back to the runner can make all types of runs feel so much nicer. This category is even more important in race day shoes.

Price: £160

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Usage: Race day shoe

Pros

  • Great Value
  • Gpood energy return
  • Increased breathability

Cons

  • Not yet validated witrh world records from the pros
  • Upper Breathability: 8/10
  • Energy return: 10/10
  • Durability: 10/10
  • Support: 8/10
  • Grip: 9/10
  • Style: 10/10
  • Versitility: 10/10
  • Value for money: 10/10
  • Comfort: 8/10
  • Fit: 10/10
Overall Rating: 93/100

My First Impressions of the shoe

If I am honest when I first opened the shoe box and found the shoe I was blown away by the quality of all the stictiching. I made the mistake of thinking that buget meant low quality but after getting up close to this shoe and even running in it for over 100km I can say with absolute confidence that this is not the case.

I thought the best place to take this shoe out for it’s first run would be my local parkrun. Right from the word go this shoe kept my feet cool and that highly responsive foam propelled me to a respectable time of 16:32.

Why you should buy the shoe

If you are looking for a top of the range super shoe at normal shoe prices then this is the shoe for you. I know £160 is still alot of money but for what you are getting this is quite reasnoble. On top of this great value this shoe even outperforms it’s rivels on areas like durability and stability.

Why you should not buy the shoe

This shoe is amazing but it is only kipruns second iteration of the shoe and it hasn’t been backed up with world records like some of Nike’s shoes. In terms of the shoes actual ability to help you run fast it simple doesn’t match some of it’s more expensive competetors.

Foam of the shoe

The foam on this shoe has been significantly upraded since the previous iteration which to be honest was needed. This foam is more responsive, lighter it is what I would expect in a top of the range super shoe.

Upper of the shoe

The upper of this shoe is another area that has been significatly upraded. This upper is now very breathable, supportive and it leads the way in durability for the whole industry. I really can’t fault the upper of this shoe.

Sole of the shoe

The sole of this shoe is lightweight, very grippy and just like the upper it leads the whole industry on durability. I have run in many carbon p-lated running shoes in my time and the sole of almost every single one has lacked durabi;lity, except this one.

Conclusion to this kiprun kd900x ld review

To conclude I just want to say what an amziing shoe this is. Unfortunitly you can only buy this shoe freom one place which might be a bit of hassel but it will definitly be worth it. I was lucky to have a decathlon very close to my city. I hope you have enjoyed this Conclusion to this kiprun kd900x ld review.

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