August 9, 2016 BY Patrick Johnson
Have you grabbed a pair of the Nike KD 9 yet? The Rio Olympics have given Nike Basketball and Kevin Durant the perfect opportunity to showcase the model, and given Durant’s relocation to the Bay Area, we’re going to be seeing a whole lot of this silhouette over the next year. While we’ve seen a number of USA-themed exclusives in the past weeks, once the Olympics wrap up the KD 9 Birds of Paradise will be available on August 19th.
Loosely inspired by nature and Durant’s newfound passion for traveling the globe, the Nike KD 9 “Birds of Paradise” just flat out looks good thanks to a unique color blocking that pairs Clear Jade Flyknit with vibrant pops of Volt and a black heel counter. The Swoosh stands out in matching shade while subtle contrast Volt piping adds an unmatched attention to detail. This isn’t just another case of Leo and Durant releasing a vibrant-colored summer banger given the interesting backstory on the pairs travelling through Asia together during past Nike Basketball visits.
The folks over at Bouncin had the opportunity to sit down with KD 9 designer Leo Chang to talk design, collaborating with KD, and more. You can check out that full feature here. The KD 9 Birds of Paradise will be available on August 19th for $150 USD.
NIKE KD 9 “BIRDS OF PARADISE”
Color: Black/Clear Jade
Style Code: 843392-300
Release Date: August 19, 2016