Kevin Durant’s latest signature shoe, the Nike KD 7, has been officially unveiled.
The Leo Chang designed shoe took cues from lightning and KD’s past aspirations of wanting to be a weatherman.
Per Nike Basketball:
Chang’s performance objective for the KD7 was to provide Durant with the quickness and forefoot flexibility typically reserved for a point guard, combined with the stability and support in a shoe designed for a power forward.
Chang accomplished this “best of both worlds” design challenge by using seamless forefoot mesh, dynamic Nike Flywire technology and encapsulated Nike Zoom in the front of the shoe. Bridging the transition between the forefoot and heel is a midfoot strap. Chang combined Hyperposite support in the heel with a newly developed visible Nike Zoom Air bag for responsive cushioning.
The Hyperposite technology, making its debut in KD’s signature line, provides the reigning MVP with support for his evolved post moves and rebounding. The distinct Hyperposite look, an evolution to the original Foamposite, is also a nod to KD’s Maryland roots. His hometown region, affectionately known as the DMV – DC-Maryland-Virginia – has an ongoing love affair with Foamposite, which debuted two decades ago with the launch of the Nike Air Foamposite One in 1997.
The colorway seen is Bright Mango, and the shoes look mean.
The KD 7 will be available at Nike.com and other retail locations starting June 26. The KD 7 July 4th and the 35,000 Degrees colorways drop in July.
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