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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.

Kevin Durant Pays Tribute to Connecticut Shooting Victims on His Sneakers

December 15th, 2012 by | 3 comments

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Another saddening tragedy dawned on us after the events in Newtown, CT unfolded early yesterday morning. While it’s difficult to react appropriately to such an occurrence, NBA star Kevin Durant made sure that he had the victims in his thoughts and prayers by wearing his Nike KD V ‘Home’ with ‘Newtown, CT’ written on the upper of the shoe. In addition to Durant’s noble gesture, the entire NBA properly adjusted their pre-game schedules to reflect on the events with a moments of silence. On a night where sports was a distant second in terms of significance, Durant, the NBA, and the pro-sports community displayed unity that hopefully sends the right message to viewers and to the residents of Newtown, CT.

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Nike Designer Leo Chang Gives the Inside Scoop on the KD V

December 7th, 2012 by | 8 comments

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It’s been a pretty big year for Kevin Durant. In addition to claiming his third consecutive scoring title, taking his first trip to the NBA Finals and winning an Olympic gold medal, KD has also taken huge strides when it comes to not only letting his personality show, but letting it shine. As a result, he has gone from shy and unassuming rising star to full blown superstar, and his marketability is at an all-time high right now. Along for the ride on KD’s dominating 2012 campaign was his fourth signature Nike shoe, the futuristic KD IV, a true gamechanger for the KD line that helped catapult it into the same rarefied air with the annual LeBron and Kobe sigs.

There’s no doubt that the humble and easy to like young star’s growing popularity had a lot to do with the shoe’s status leap, but a large share of the credit goes to Nike Basketball Design Director, Leo Chang, who has overseen the entire lifespan of the KD signature lineage, focusing on mirroring the evolution of Durant’s game with each shoe, each step of the way. There’s no doubt that Leo raised the bar with the KD IV, which turned a monumental corner for the line in the hearts and wallets of consumers, so expectations were understandably high for the fifth shoe and Leo was up for the challenge. The result was an unexpected sharp turn away from the previous models, both functionally and aesthetically – a decision that Leo told us came from KD, himself, and one that he was eager to oblige with. Continue on for our one on one interview with Leo Chang to get the full lowdown on the new KD V, and look out for the first colorway hitting Nike Basketball retailers everywhere this weekend.

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NBA Feet: Kevin Durant – Nike KD V Navy/White iD

December 5th, 2012 by | 1 comment

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Did Kevin Durant steal some of teammate Russell Westbrook’s ‘thunder’? Several news outlets were awaiting the official debut of the Air Jordan XX8 on Westbrook’s feet, but Kevin Durant whipped out something special of his own – a clean Navy/White iD colorway of the Nike KD V to match the alternate uniforms of the OKC Thunder. We’re just days away from the nationwide release of Durant’s fifth signature shoe, so take a look at the gallery of the KD V iD below and let us know what you think of the colorway!

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Nike KD V – Yellow – Black

November 26th, 2012 by | 4 comments

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Earlier today Sneaker News hooked you up with detailed images of the upcoming ‘Christmas’ colorway of the KD V – a wildly unique composition that depicts old-school video game graphics on a multi-colored upper and interior. We’ve got another KD for you, but these are far more simpler, but not a shade inferior; it features a basic two-toned colorway of Yellow and Black, with a slightly lighter shade of Yellow on the midsole that Mag-inspired heel-cap. A full shot awaits you below so take a look and stay tuned to Sneaker News for all your KD V updates and info.

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Kevin Durant Designs Nike KD V iD’s for Fans

November 7th, 2012 by | 5 comments

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Amidst the launch of the Nike KD V iD, Kevin Durant decided to have some fun with his shoe by creating two iD versions for two of followers on Twitter. The first pair was for Kenon Johnson, for which Durant chose a Black and Gold colorway to go along with Kenon’s love for the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. A second design was for Jacob Gresham, a High School student at Harriman High School; the Blue/White design matches the school’s color, but KD adds some punch with the Glow-in-the-Dark outsole, Swoosh, and KD logo on the tongue. Now that Durant’s shown you all the cool details on the KD V iD first-hand, check out Nike iD right now to design your own pair.

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NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 11/2 – 11/4

November 5th, 2012 by | 11 comments

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A heat-filled weekend of NBA Feet in the form of Air Jordans, Foamposites, LeBrons, and others, so let’s get right to it! Rajon Rondo broke necks with Foamposites again with the Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Stealth’, and in the Barclay’s Center debut, Joe Johnson and Demar DeRozan faced off with the Bred IV and Raging Bull V, respectively. In two games, LeBron rocked the ‘Away’ LeBron X and the ‘Home’ Floridians colorway, while other LeBrons made in on court, like George Hill’s LeBron 9 and DeMarcus Cousins’ strap-less Soldier 6. Perhaps the best sighting was Jared Jeffries’ Air Jordan XI ‘Bred’, which matched the Blazers uniforms perfectly! More of NBA Feet from the weekend is just below, so take a look and point out your favorite!

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Nike KD V “Blackout”

October 30th, 2012 by | 7 comments

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Kevin Durant enters the 2012-13 NBA season with a chance to join an elite club of players who’ve won four scoring titles, and with four in a row, he will stand alone with Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain (who racked up seven and six consecutive, respectively).  That’s some impressive company, and its a feat made all the more likely now that Durant and Russell Westbrook will take on more of the scoring load without close friend and Olympic teammate James Harden.  KD was “Wow”ed and understandably saddened by the Harden trade, and this new ‘Blackout’ Nike KD V sample has an accordingly somber tone.  The blackout look is an annual staple for most Nike Basketball styles and looks particularly sharp here with the crisp, clear outsole, but are they the best Zoom KD 5s we’ve seen to date?  Let us know after you’ve seen more below and stick with Sneaker News for the release date.

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