Nike Zoom KD IV Elite Sample

May 1st, 2012 by | 29 comments


nike zoom kd iv elite sample 1 Nike Zoom KD IV Elite Sample

Nike Basketball just took performance basketball sneakers to the next level when the Elite Series hit store shelves on Saturday, its already elevated price tags pushing even higher on the resale market.  That means that the LeBron 9 P.S. Elite that came to market with a $250MSRP is now well over three bills on the ‘Bay, a figure that’s over three times as much as the cost of your average Kevin Durant signature.  And though there’s no denying KD’s superstar status, hurdles like this have kept a possible Nike Zoom KD IV Elite at bay to this point.  Beyond the pricing concerns with upgraded materials, Durant’s unique foot shape in conjunction with a lighter and thinner upper has resulted in a few samples being sent back as designer Leo Chang looks for the perfect combination of postseason tech for the three-time reigning NBA scoring champion.  Click through to get a closer look at what could have been with the Zoom KD 4 Elite and stick with Sneaker News to see if KD will ever have an Elite edition of his sig make it to retail in the future.  Photos: SoleCollector

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29 comments
@SubstenceAbuse
@SubstenceAbuse

did anybody actually read what it says? they were sent back because of durants foot shape not working with the lightweight upper, not because he isnt "greedy like kobe and lebron".

kha_boogie
kha_boogie

i wanna see an air bubble on this kd model, but i hope the price wont be like 150 or sumtin

Tron
Tron

Leo looks like one of them Korean girls

Bill
Bill

The biggest problem I have with these Elite editions is that Nike is basically telling us that we are not getting the highest quality basketball shoes, even though we are spending 140 or 170. Whereas in earlier years, we were paying LESS but getting the highest quality basketball shoes they were making. Not anymore I guess.

@LastKingsRokJs
@LastKingsRokJs

i got the lebrons and i think there worth that carbon fiber is deadly

smh
smh

if people actually follow sneakernews and sneakers in general, then they know these aren't going to release. nike said the elite concept wasn't good for the kd's. if you don't like sneakers and are just in it to resell, then get a real job because you're wasting your time and mine.

@iStayDEADSTOCK
@iStayDEADSTOCK

Durant's contract with Nike says that his shoes will never go over $95. With that being said, these are going to be hard to get (if they release) due to the fact that "Hypebeasts" will hype these up as they do with any shoe that was dropped after the Concords. The shoe game is ruined because of this...

Justin
Justin

the only elite that I won't complain about, the price should be around 160

ChrisJ
ChrisJ

Would be nice to have, just wish those easters didnt fly off of shelves so fast

djoe
djoe

booya! that's what i'm talkin' about!

CubanCoffeePlot
CubanCoffeePlot

Jus when everybody was crying about KD not getting Elites, welp at least you kno they toyed with it lol.

AirMagicMamba
AirMagicMamba

I like em they remind me of the kobe big stage

Trip
Trip

Dang these have to release

mr_ball
mr_ball

Since when does Nike put SAMPLE on the outside? I wonder if KD is mad that he doesn't get an Elite series when he's Nike Basketball like Kobe, Blake, or LeBronica. Oh and he's the freaking 3Time Scoring champ!

***~Big Infinite~***
***~Big Infinite~***

Would definately b a hot shoe but glad KD doesnt want his shoe dumb expensive like greedy kobe & lebron... good lookin on makin da consumer happy kevin

Dan Gaston
Dan Gaston

I was wondering about why didn't KD didn't have any Elites! I think I would want the home ones

đoni
đoni

this elit thig is just stupid... i mean i like the sneakers but 250 for a sneakers is just too much..

smh
smh

Ha! watch the KD V be 130 next year!

Swag King Cole
Swag King Cole

why would you try to say that KDs will never be over 95, and then you say it'll be hard to cop these if they release.....SMDH.

mr. childs
mr. childs

you couldn't find them on your local craigslist?

Brick
Brick

I doubt it...I'd has said he doesn't want his shoes overpriced...Nike probably won't make a elite for him cuz he would want it to be affordable still, and then nike won't be able to justify the lebron/Kobe price point...jus a thought

DominicD3
DominicD3

i don't think it would be dumb expensive, probably $150. and in my opinion that's why they won't release it, because everyone would want the lower priced, more attractive (open for debate) KD model

iKnowmyNikes
iKnowmyNikes

obviously you dont have the shoes...worth every penny

Dallas
Dallas

The previous two years, Nike dropped a "scoring title" cw of the KD's. Is there one this year?

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