Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Nike joined forces once again, unveiling the Nike Zoom KD V. The premier basketball shoe is set to debut on December 8 and will carry a price tag hovering above $100.
Leo Chang, Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director, used inspirational cues drawn from Durant’s life journey from his home state of Maryland to the NBA along with symbolism from the number five to create the new footwear.
The Nike Zoom KD V will come in both a crimson color scheme, representing Durant growing up in Maryland, and an Oklahoma City blue as well.
“The shoe’s hidden story comes from five players united on the court, five sides of a pentagon – a Washington D.C. landmark, five corners of a star, and Durant’s fifth Nike signature shoe,” according to Nike’s official release regarding the Nike Zoom KD V. “This tribute to five is brought to life on the shoe’s outsole pattern, midsole texture, tongue quilting with V’s, and heel counter details.”
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) October 23, 2012
“Championship drive takes an entire team, and the new KD V represents the roadmap I follow,” said Durant. “Leo did a great job on the shoe by combining the best technology with my journey and what the number five means to me.”
Nike Zoom KD V Is Kevin Durant’s Fifth Signature Shoe
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