Nike KD 8 "Crimson Red"

Nike’s new KD 8 model features technology never before seen on a basketball court.

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Nike and Kevin Durant have unveiled two technical firsts in a Nike Basketball shoe for the brand’s latest collaboration with the Oklahoma City Thunder forward. Originally teased via a sketch from designer Leo Chang on Durant’s Twitter and featuring a Flyweave upper and an articulated full-length Zoom Air unit, the shoe is designed to provide Durant with a versatility, fit and responsiveness unlike any previous Nike release. “It is the most technically precise shoe we’ve designed for Kevin. Flyweave is optimal for his multidimensional skillset and footwork as he jumps, cuts, jabs and accelerates” explained Chang on his latest masterpiece, which also features Chang a one-of-a-kind heel design for the KD8 that mimics a sabertooth’s fangs as a nod to the Sabertooth tattoo on Durant’s calf.

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