nike KD 8 SE

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material: synthetix/textile
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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 ...
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nike KD 8 SE
material: synthetix/textile

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.

  • Brand: Nike
  • Product name: KD 8 “What The“
  • Material: Synthetic/Textile
  • Color: Multi-Color/Multi-Color
  • Extremely light and flexible support due to FlyWeave upper
  • New Nike Zoom Air-unit over the whole length for pleasant cushioning
  • Imitating FlyWeave structure through non-slip rubber outsole with innovative traction pattern
  • Flywire fibres for additional support
  • Heel lockdown inspired by Kevin Durant's saber-tooth tiger tattoo
  • Phylon-midsole for reduced weight and high-quality comfort
  • Super-strong, ultralight Flywire cables integrate with the laces for support

Kevin Durant Reveals Nike KD8 Colorway Inspirations

Brand information: nike

When it comes to basketball, there is no way around Nike – the brand with the Swoosh belongs to the game like dunks, three-pointers and cross-overs. Whether in the NBA, European leagues or your neighborhood streetball court – the world’s largest manufacturer of sports equipment is a staple in all things basketball since the 1980s.
The Nike „Blazer“, released in 1973, was the company’s first sneaker designed specifically for basketball. While the shoe was very functional for its time and was worn by NBA scoring machine George „Iceman“ Gervin, Nike still was not able to step out of other sports companies’ shadows. Following models of the early 80s, like the now legendary „Air Force 1“ and „Dunk“ also did not manage the success the company had hoped for. That all changed when in 1984/85 Michael Jordan decided to conquer the NBA and the shoe game with Nike. While the „Blazer“ was Nike’s way of politely knocking on the door of the basketball-sneaker world, they blew it out of its frame with the success of „His Airness“ and the „Air Jordan 1“.

Nike is the frontrunner in basketball

Ever since then Nike changed the game of basketball. The triumph of the AJ1 was not only the birth of the iconic „Air Jordan“ - dynasty. It also paved the way for a variety of shoe lines like the Flight, Hyperdunk, Air Max and Foamposites. Today about 60 percent of the NBA’s players rock the Swoosh. Among them are some of the biggest names of the game: From Sir Charles Barkley in the 90s, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant in the 2000s, to Lebron James and Kevin Durant today – the superstars of the NBA achieve mindblowing feats wearing their signature Nike sneakers.
Nike not only specializes in shoes though. These days ballers can dress up in perfomance sportswear bearing the Swoosh from t-shirts to hoodies, sweat pants, shorts, sweat bands and socks. Wearing Nike you can be sure that while playing your next game not only will you be outfitted in highly functional and valuable gear – you will also look pretty damn good wetting jumpers from all over the court.

Nike & Kickz since 93 … til infinity

Its fashionable and technologically flawless sneakers have made Nike the world’s leading basketball-shoe company. KICKZ knows who the king of the sneaker-game is as well: Since launching the company in 1993 we provide you with the best selection of Nike sneakers to this day. As one of only a few online-stores in Europe we supply sneakerheads with limited edition signature sneakers of superstars like Kobe, Lebron and Kevin Durant. So if you are looking for your exclusive Nike sneaker, look no further than the place basketball calls home: KICKZ.