Ten years ago this month, Nike signed Kevin Durant to an endorsement deal which included his first ever signature shoe.
A decade later, Durant and Nike designer Leo Chang have officially unveiled KD's 10th signature sneaker with the brand, the Nike KD10, which he laced up during Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals last night.
The kicks utilize the a full-length Zoom Air cushioning and the beloved flyknit material throughout the upper, making for what Durant claims is his best shoe yet.
“I got a pair of the Flyknit Racer during the 2012 games in London and immediately loved them. That shoe is so stylish, so innovative and so comfortable. I’ve been asking for Flyknit in my shoe and the KD10 is my best shoe yet,” says Durant.
“Ten years of anything is pretty huge, but adding something as great as Flyknit makes it really special,” he says. In fact, Durant counts it as one of the two most notable shifts in the signature line’s evolution. “The KD6 was a big turning point. I trusted Leo and Nike to make a low shoe that I can wear on court, and I loved it. Now with the KD10, we combine a low cut with my favorite upper material.”
Available May 26th, the KD10 "Anniversary" features a faint blue colorway with a Swoosh featuring intermixed team colors from Durant’s teams since college. The white "Still KD" KD10 drops June 1st.
Check out some of the official images in the gallery above as well a the launch video below.