Despite an early exit from this year’s NBA playoffs, Kevin Durant is still winning. KD recently inked a contract with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports and today Nike Basketball officially unveils his sixth signature sneaker; the KD VI.
Designed by Leo Chang, the KD VI’s inspiration is based on a wristwatch. Unlike the highly popular KD V, which was a mid-cut, the VI is a low-top sneaker that is long on innovation tune to the NBA superstar’s playing style.
From Nike Basketball’s press release:
High-speed lateral footwork is critical to sports such as tennis and soccer and corresponding footwear is designed to support this skill-set. Why not basketball? In analyzing Durant’s need for quickness on the court, Chang landed on a low-profile design that is light in weight and tight to the foot.
The KD VI features six key performance benefits:
New tongue construction for superior fit
Ultra-thin two-layer upper with Flywire for lockdown support
Hyperfuse construction for comfort and breathability
Nike Zoom in the forefoot for responsive cushioning
Max Air unit in the heel for maximum impact protection
Data-informed traction pattern for non-slip control
The KD VI is already available on Nike ID. The shoe will be first available at retail this weekend on June 29 at stores in Washington, D.C. on June 29 and will be available globally starting June 3.
Check out video KD talking about his new shoe and detailed images of Durant and the shoe in action, as well as a new commercial, on the following pages.
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