Kevin Durant, the NBA’s reigning MVP may be done with the season but he’s still making an impact in the form of his latest shoe – the KD7. Nike and Kevin had a little collab design session to create the seventh signature shoe for one of the NBA’s most dynamic stars. Let’s take a look.
Durant teamed with Nike designer Leo Chang to create the KD7. No small feat considering the success of the KD6 – Durant’s favorite shoe to-date and the model he wore in his MVP season. Chang’s mission – should he choose to accept it – was for the KD7 to provide Durant with the quickness and flexibility of a point guard, but the stability and support in a shoe designed for a power forward.
Mission accomplished. Chang succeeds with 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. Chang combines Hyperposite support in the heel with a newly developed visible Nike Zoom Air bag for responsive cushioning.