The grey & pink KD9 arrives next week.
Kevin Durant's signature line hasn't been anything special for quite some time but the Nike KD9 is easily one of his greatest collaborations with Nike, and the best part is they'll retail for $150- a $30 drop from this year's KD8.
That's including this sweet "Pre-Heat" colorway which Durant debuted during the Western Conference Finals.
The low-cut sneaker, designed by Nike's Leo Chang, features a flyknit upper with a full length Zoom Air unit beneath.
Specifically, it features a pattern with a distinct honeycomb structure precisely knit for the multidimensional movement of basketball and Durant’s lateral quickness. Flyknit technology engineering locks down the forefoot while still allowing the foot to move naturally. Flyknit’s efficient material use also ensures the upper is lightweight, without compromising strength.
A visible, tapered Zoom Air unit runs from heel to toe, marking the evolved Air bag’s debut in basketball. Developed over three years of advanced wear testing, the new Zoom Air unit — filled with fibers that compress upon each step, then spring back for unmatched response — is 16 millimeters thick at the heel and progressively narrows to 10 millimeters at the forefoot. This architecture is tuned to provide maximum impact protection while amplifying the bouncy feel of the Zoom Air unit.
This "Pre-Heat" KD9 is officially scheduled to hit retailers on Monday, June 20th, for the aforementioned price of $150.