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Kevin Durant Continues Sneaker Hustle, As Nike Prepares To Release 'KD 8 Elite'

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Mar 02, 2016

From his signature moves on the court to philanthropy, to being a businessman, Kevin Durant magnified his platform as a basketball. While Durant prepares for the regular season finale and kick off for the NBA the playoffs, he'll be sporting his eighth shoes (sneakers) from Nike. 

The KD 8 transformed in their design of the shoe, by going from low top to high top. For the assembly and manufacturing of the shoe, Nike collaborated with designer Leo Chang to bring consumers a more futuristic looking sneakers. KD 8 is detailed with a calf-length compression sock which provides additional support for basketball players, non-stretch woven materials, Nike's Flywire Technology combined with Kevlar aramid fiber, there's a full-length visible Nike Zoom Air cushioning; and foam for comfort. Leo stated the new high top design for the sneakers was inspired by Kevin Durant. 

"Transitioning from a low to high is a decision we made with confidence based on our ongoing feedback from Durant to always push the limit on innovative design," Chang revealed.

Leo also stated, the vision for the new KD 8 of putting together a sneaker with built in socks. 

"Transitioning from a low to high is a decision we made with confidence based on our ongoing feedback from Durant to always push the limit on innovative design."

The Nike KD 8 comes in three colorways as pictured above: black with a white soles and gold Nike brand emblem, grey sort of like slate with similiar colors for the soles and white with a black Nike brand emblem and white soles. 

KD 8 is scheduled in three release dates: on April 14th in the white colorways, May 5th for the grey and May 26th for the Black at selected Nike stores. 

In the meantime, check out the promotional video for KD 8 featuring Kevin Durant.