Nike Pushes Innovation Limits With Upcoming KD8 Elite

Conceptually designed to blur the lines between shoe, sock and tight.

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant has managed to return to the hardwood just fine after a season of nagging foot injuries — additionally, Nike is giving the lengthy superstar a creative upgrade to his current on court model. Currently averaging 27.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.6 assist per game, the Swoosh aims to make sure that their star is outfitted with top of the line technology for his eighth signature sneaker. Introducing the KD8 Elite; the silhouette makes the transition from low to high by adding a built in compression sock for additional support along with a full-length Zoom Air Unit as seen on the original KD8. Further, you’ll find Nike’s Flywire Technology with Kevlar aramid fiber for an unmatched lockdown fit. The KD8 Elite will officially release on April 14 in white, May 5 in Grey and May 26 in Black at select Nike basketball retailers.

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