Kevin Durant and Nike have released the twelfth edition of Durant’s signature shoes. These signature KD shoes are a balance of comfort and responsiveness. For the first time in Nike history, the KD12 features a full-length Air Zoom unit stitched directly to the upper. This will allow the foot to be closer to the airbag for elevated responsiveness. This design will allow for the broken-in feel Durant craves on the court. The shoes will be constructed with a lightweight multilayer mesh upper that uses minimal backing material for less stiffness and that broken-in feel.
“It’s one of the unsung heroes in footwear. The strobel isn’t approached differently other than how it’s been done over the last few decades. And yet it’s literally what separates your foot from the cushioning.” -Leo Chang, Senior Creative Director for Nike Basketball Footwear
The first colorway of the sneaker we see is named “90s Kid,” and they are inspired by Nike’s experimentation with the bright neon green colors and splattered finishes of the era. The shoe’s comfort and exposed stitching are inspired by worn-in, vintage ’90s T-shirts, which KD still collects.