Kevin Durant's last signature sneaker, the Nike Zoom KD IV was a big hit considering just about any and all colorways would sell out, while certain models even had heads camping out to get a pair. Today, Nike officially unveils the Oklahoma City Thunder's best player, possible rapper and 3-time NBA scoring champion's new shoe, the Zoom KD V.
The shoe was designed by Leo Chang, Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director, and is inspired by KD's game and development, of course. "Championship drive takes an entire team, and the new KD V represents the roadmap I follow,” said Kevin Durant via a press release. “Leo did a great job on the shoe by combining the best technology with my journey and what the number five means to me."
The sneaker features Nike Zoom in the forefoot, Nike Air in the heel, uses Hyperfuse in the upper and sports an external heel counter. Also, per Nike's press release:
The shoe's hidden story comes from five players united on the court, five sides of a pentagon – a Washington D.C. landmark, five corners of a star, and Durant's fifth Nike signature shoe. This tribute to five is brought to life on the shoe's outsole pattern, midsole texture, tongue quilting with V's, and heel counter details.
The Maryland state flag inspires the color combination on the shoe's Bright Crimson colorway – with the flag's red, yellow and black remixed in bright and light tones – a fitting tribute to Durant's home state.
The Nike Zoom KD V will be available on Nike ID starting November 6th and the first two official colorways, Bright Crimson (seen here) and Black/Blue, will be available December 8th. Check out photos of the KD's new kicks in the gallery and a reveal video below.
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