Nike Unveils the KD V

Today we official get the unveiling of the KD V sneaker from Nike for NBA Superstar Kevin Durant. The sneaker is Designed by Leo Chang, who serves as Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director. The new KD V takes inspiration from Durant’s personal journey with symbolism from the number five – wrapped up in a premium performance package.

With four premium technologies at the core, Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot, Nike Air unit in the heel, unibody Hyperfuse upper construction for superior fit, and an external heel counter to allow the foot to move while still providing support, the KD V was created to match Durant’s smooth and fluid style of play. As it is Durant’s fifth signature shoe, its hidden story comes from five players united on the court, five sides of a pentagon, and five corners of a star; all of which are expressed on the outsole pattern, midsole texture, tongue quilting and heel counter.

For this colorway, the Nike Zoom KD V “DC”, Nike took inspiration from the Maryland flag for the bright crimson upper, as well as the red, yellow and black remixed in bright and light tones.

Look for the KD V to launch on NIKEiD on November 6, and then hit retail on December 8 in both the Bright Crimson colorway and Black/blue colorway.