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KEVIN DURANT

Kevin Durant, aka KD and ‘Durantula’, is the youngest of the three Nike Basketball signature athletes. His Zoom KD signature line is designed by Nike designer Leo Chang; the Zoom KD is most recognized for its low price-point – a product detail specified by Kevin himself. Kevin is currently the star player of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and has won three consecutive NBA Scoring Titles from 2010 to 2012.

Nike KD VI Designer Leo Chang Talks Meteorology, Pricing, Precision Watches & More

June 28th, 2013 by | 9 comments

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During the KD 6 Unveiling yesterday at the Seat Pleasant Activity Center, Nike designer Leo Chang played a unique and necessary role by providing the design-anchored insight on the Nike KD VI. After all, he’s the one who was responsible for completing such a heavy task – one that required the incorporating of a laundry list of details while keeping Nike’s innovative spirit at heart. Throughout six models, Leo Chang has brought Durant’s emotional hometown upbringing to life, using his next-level designs as the vessels to the communicate the story. But Leo’s a wordy guy who loves to talk about KD and the shoes, so during the unveiling event, we sat down for an in-depth chat session to explore the shoes, the colorways, the inspiration, and much more.

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Nike KD 6 NSW

June 27th, 2013 by | 50 comments

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Here it is – a thorough and detailed on-feet look at the upcoming Nike KD VI NSW sneaker that had the sneaker community ablaze earlier today. The sneaker has some clear inspiration from both the Nike KD V (the high tongue) and soon-to-release Nike KD VI, and the colorway we see here is a sure-fire combo platter of Yeezy goodness and Mag magnificence. But is it something we expected? With Kobe and LeBron getting their own off-the-court spin-offs, it only makes sense that the third leg of Nike’s Big Three gets the proper treatment.

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Nike KD VI Unveiling Event at Seat Pleasant, MD

June 27th, 2013 by | 8 comments

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The road to superstardom is a long one, but most of the time it’s the actual ride that makes the story one worth telling over and over. Kevin Durant’s hometown has played a major role in his unique persona as the most approachable and relatable superstar in all of sports, and it’s through his signature shoes with Nike Basketball that he gets to tell us about his past in a unique way. As KD says, we’re always looking at what’s on players’ feet, and for the last five years, basketball fans have watched KD go from a spindly scorer to one of the best in the game while navigating through an impressive evolution of his signature sneakers. Although KD is a five-position player on both ends of the court, his wants and needs in a hoop shoe are rather basic – lightweight, good cushioning, and lockdown. These three elements, combined with the concept of Precision Watches and the heartbeat of his hometown of have resulted in the Nike KD VI – born in Beaverton, OR, but with an origin in Seat Pleasant, MD.

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Kevin Durant Joins Roc Nation Sports

June 24th, 2013 by | 7 comments

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Jay-Z’s last venture into the world or professional sports – specifically as a part owner of the New Jersey Nets – seemed to have…bored him to some degree. Not even a year after his Nets switched over from Jersey to Brooklyn, Jay-Z has decided to move on to the world of talent management as he opens up Roc Nation Sports. Since its opening, Jay-Z has managed to sign some notable professional athletes like Victor Cruz, Robinson Cano, Geno Smith,  and women’s basketball phenom Skylar Diggins, but today the fast-growing and trendy firm has just added Kevin Durant, who is without question one of the best players in the NBA and gives Roc Nation even more credibility in the industry.

It’s been just a few hours since Durant’s inked a deal with Jay-Z’s crew, but what could this mean for the future of Kevin Durant the brand? Jay-Z is one of the shrewdest pop-culture marketing strategists of our generation, so that could spell big, big bucks for Durant and his personal business endeavors off-the-court. For his sports-related involvements, namely his signature shoes with Nike, the “cool factor” should definitely give him a nice boost, which comes at a perfect time seeing that the Nike KD 6 is ready to launch in about two weeks. Durant’s signing also has us wondering about the future of Roc Nation in the NBA and if Jay-Z’s friendship with LeBron could eventually become a professional partnership in the future. Your thoughts on KD joining Roc Nation? Does his affiliation with HOV do anything for his signature shoe line or anything else KD puts his name on? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kevin Durant in Nike KD 6 – Grey – Green – Blue

June 23rd, 2013 by | 13 comments

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Kevin Durant’s ready to move up to the Nike KD 6 – are you? We’re just a couple of weeks away until the official release of the Thunderous superstar’s newest sig shoe hits stores, but Durant himself is playing role of marketing guy as he wears a Grey/Green/Blue colorway while sitting courtside at a WNBA game. Such a drastic switch in signature shoe design is something we’re not all that accustomed to as Nike employs that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude, so maybe the Nike KD V wasn’t in huge favor by Durant himself (consider that the Elites were a low-top as well). A full shot (with pal CP3 and his son below) so take a look and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more Nike KD 6 updates.

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Nike KD V Elite PE – White – Blue – Yellow

April 16th, 2013 by | 6 comments

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Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder secured home court advantage through the Western Conference Finals with a win Monday night.  Statistically, this suggests we’ll have more chances to see the new Nike KD V Elite with OKC’s fans providing an extra boost every step of the way.  The hometown crowd played host to a new KD V Elite colorway unveiling just days before the first pairs hit retail.  This Thunder ‘home’ PE is somewhere between the elegant ‘Gold Collection’ style coming up on Saturday and the vibrant ‘EYBL’ edition that’s drawn significant attention in recent days.  Have a closer look below and stick with Sneaker News to follow what your favorite stars wear for their 2013 NBA Playoff sneakers.

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Nike KD Trey 5 – Team Orange – Grey

April 4th, 2013 by | 8 comments

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Kevin Durant is definitely one of the more approachable sports stars on Twitter, with his @KDTrey5 Twitter page headlined by a “I’m me, I do me, and I chill” personal slogan – one that we can all relate to in some way another. The Nike KD Trey 5 is indeed a tribute to Durant’s internet presence, with his handle typed out in basic font on the tongue, but the rest of shoe is better fit for the court thanks to the Zoom cushioning and XDR outsole. There’s a good chance that the Nike KD Trey 5 is going to be an exclusive release to Asia given the aforementioned outdoor-specific XDR outsole, so better not miss out on this rare chance to pick up a pair – there’s a sample size 9 ready to be picked up from cascade-qt on eBay.

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