After an injury prone season Kevin Durant managed to bounce back and continue his prolific scoring record. That's where his latest signature shoe, the NIKE KD 8 takes over the spotlight! It debutes two new technologies which for the first time are utilized at once. FlyWeave is the first one, the upper received the benefits from this modern weave technology. Extremely light and flexible, it also provides a stable footing preventing ankle injuries. Inspired by spacesuits and developed over two full years, some places are manufactured thicker and some more flexible than others. This ensures stability before taking flight or supports jabs and cuts respectively. Alongside comfort and support FlyWeave offers unlimited possibilities when designing sneakers as pixel-precise prints are achievable.
The second technology involved is part of its cushioning system. A new Nike Zoom Air-unit over the full length combined with deliberate placed notches in forefoot and heel area secure a pleasant cushioning. KD is a freak of nature who possesses a guard's quickness and the post-game of a big man. Standing at almost 7 feet, stability and latitude are essential for the OKC forward. Likewise considerable, the phylon-midsole reduces the shoe's weight to maximise a marvelous feeling on-feet while ultralight Flywire cables integrate with the laces for support – they loosen and tighten with an athlete's natural motion. That said, the KD 8 merges both attributes and rightfully lives up to the reputation of an allrounder. Continuing the basketball low-cut movement, it could easily be mistaken for a running shoe. Last but not least a dependable lockdown has been accomplished thanks to a heel stabilizer. Seemingly hiding it under his long socks on-court, Kevin Durant proudly presents his saber-tooth tiger tattoo on the aforementioned heel area. Get ready for an unpredictable attack.
Just by looking at the latest addition to the KD shoe range, you might find no specific words and just respond to the design by saying: 'What the...?' Well, that was exactly what the Nike family was thinking in the process. When the Nike SB Dunk Low debuted the 'WHAT THE' theme, a movement started – one not to be underestimated. Now the KD 8 paves the way and presents itself in an unorthodox, but still aestheticly satisfying way. The tremendously eccentric upper comes with a wide array of colors, patterns and materials. To top it off, the super-strong, ultralight Flywire cables purposefully integrate with the laces, assuring a dependable support. Even though the Oklahoma City Thunder's season has come to an end, Kevin Durant's mind is already set on the upcoming one.
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