Whether he's beating defenders with his fade-away jumper, or with graceful drives to the basket, Kevin Durant has been a preeminent scorer in the league since he was drafted 2nd overall in 2007.
His impressive list of achievements started in college with college player of the year, becoming the first-ever freshman to win the award. Texas later retired his jersey number after only spending a single season with the school. His short NBA career has proved just as successful. After his first full season with then Seattle, he was named the league's rookie of the year. Since then, he has already been named a 6-time all-star, including 4-time scoring champ and finally league MVP in 2014.
Though he stands at 6'10", Durant is deft with his hands, moves quickly, has a killer crossover, and can slice defenders with ease. Despite his skill and agility around the basket, Durant has a great vertical and is deadly from three point range. That added with his freakishly quick and effortless release makes it almost impossible to guard him.
His flashy play on the court and his willingness to utilize social media to share his life off-court has made KD one of the most popular players in the league; this has helped his signature Nike KD basketball shoes explode, and is now some of the most highly sought-after on-court performance footwear on the market.
Durant's unique combination of height, speed, and crazy skill has forced Nike to develop the most innovative basketball shoes. With focus on enhancing KD's quickness and mobility, his line of shoes also provide the support and stability that a player of his stature requires. To promote Durant's elite athleticism, the new Nike KD8 is lighter than ever, and features a flexible forefoot mesh upper with Flywire technology and a molded quarter saddle for natural motion and lockdown. This allows Durant to be light on his feet and accelerate quickly, while maintaining enough support so he has a strong base on which to cut.
While the upper technology makes sure Durant is locked in and supported with a stable base, the shoe's midsole helps promote his leaping ability while giving him the cushioning he needs to protect his tall frame from the rigors of a long season. The 180-degree visible Nike Zoom unit delivers insane responsiveness, allowing Durant to explode from the court quickly around the rim. The midsole also delivers a well-cushioned landing platform for when he comes back to the floor after one of his thunderous dunks, so his lower body stays fresh throughout the game.
Whether you're a guard or a big, the Nike KD8 will help optimize your lateral quickness, acceleration, jumping ability, and overall explosiveness, while protecting your body from the wear and tear of the game. The latest and greatest KD8 is for the utility man; someone who has the ability to play the frontcourt as well as the backcourt. Finally, a shoe that's as unique as you.