Eye of the Tiger
The sabertooth is a legendary big cat that Durant adopted in the form of a tattoo above his right ankle. He connected with the ice age cat’s unique predatory instincts, ferocity and prehistoric old soul.
Building athlete insight into the KD8, Chang created a one-of-a-kind heel design for the KD8 that mimics a sabertooth’s fangs. This high wrapping midsole detail also serves a functional benefit – keeping Durant’s foot locked in and stable.
The KD8 had its debut on June 23rd on NIKEiD for personalized customization. The KD8 July 4th colorway dropped on June 27th, while the KD8 V8 colorway is set to drop on July 11th.