Kevin Durant

Drafted with the 2nd overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft to the Seattle Supersonics, Kevin Durant has seen a lifetime’s worth of experiences within the League. From his first nine seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder to his tumultuous decision to join the Golden State Warriors, the Slim Reaper found himself with Brooklyn Nets for three seasons, forming a failed superstar trio between he, Kevin Durant, James Harden and at one point Ben Simmons.

In February of 2023, Durant’s trade request from Brooklyn was met just days after his running mate Kyrie Irving was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Hours before the trade deadline, Durant was dealt to the Phoenix Suns in a blockbuster deal. In the offseason since, the roster in the desert has been reconfigured around Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal.

Considered to be one of the greatest scorers of all time, Durant has been dropping buckets in the League for 16 years with four scoring titles, a regular season MVP, back-to-back NBA titles and simultaneous Finals MVPs under his belt.

Durant’s early silhouettes were perfectly timed with the early 2010s obsession with titular storytelling, cementing his on-court kicks legacy with a scintillating three-shoe run between the KD 4, KD 5 and KD 6. Color blocking inspired by his opposing career as a weatherman and childhood memories of shooting on a Nerf hoop further iconized the early years of the 12-time All-Star.

Last employed in a low-top construction with the KD 8, concurring silhouettes have centered specifically around a mid-top build, fusing an engineered Flyknit upper with full-length Air Zoom cushioning technology underfoot.

Boasting The Swoosh’s current second-longest standing signature line, Durant continues to bring candid storytelling and boastful color combinations to his latest offering, the Nike KD 16. From his yearly homage to Aunt Pearl to his line’s upcoming retro treatment, for more on Durant and his signature Swoosh Brand series, check out the articles below.

Kevin Durant

The Nike KD 16 “B.A.D.” Enacts A Second Homage To Kevin Durant’s Grandmother

From the annual “Aunt Pearl” release that honors the life and memory of Durant’s late Aunt Pearl to the Nike KD 4, KD 9 Elite...

By Jared Ebanks November 19, 2023

Kevin Durant’s Easy Money Nickname Sprouts Across The Nike KD 16

Over the past few seasons, Kevin Durant has begun rapidly climbing the NBA’s all-time scoring list, most recently passing Hakeem Olajuwon for 12th place with...

By Jared Ebanks November 17, 2023

Kevin Durant’s Most Ground-Breaking Nike Sneaker Ever, The KD 4 “Nerf”, Returns In 2024

Although Kevin Durant’s sneaker legacy was established in 2008 with the Nike KD 1, he didn’t quite stamp his arrival until late 2011 much in...

By Sneaker News November 7, 2023

Twelve Years Later, The Nike KD 4 “Year Of The Dragon” Returns

The Year of the Dragon — much like that of the other 11 animals in the Chinese Zodiac — takes place only every 12 years....

By Sneaker News November 3, 2023

Kevin Durant’s Media Company, Boardroom, Receives Its Own Nike KD 16

Just a few months after it was announced that Kevin Durant would be signing with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019, the two-time NBA Champion alongside...

By Sneaker News October 20, 2023

The Nike KD 16 “Wanda” Is Dedicated To Kevin Durant’s Mother

With his signature line, Kevin Durant often pays homage to those closest to him. Even the athlete’s mother, Wanda Durant, will be receiving her own...

By Sneaker News October 20, 2023

Nike Gifts Us With A Retro Of The KD 3 “Christmas”

At the Nike World Basketball Festival this Summer, the Beaverton brand unveiled its Holiday 2023 collection featuring an ensemble of “Baroque Brown” lifestyle silhouettes and...

By Jared Ebanks October 15, 2023

The Nike KD 3 “Aunt Pearl” Releases On October 27th

Although Kevin Durant is currently on his 16th signature model, the Phoenix Sun and his Swoosh family have been revisiting the Nike KD 3 over...

By Jovani Hernandez October 3, 2023

Nike Adds Custom Options To The KD 16 By You

Coordinated with its typical early September release, Kevin Durant’s 16th signature silhouette hasn’t wasted any time delving into its expansive colorway options. Having recently employed...

By Jared Ebanks October 3, 2023