Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 12:49 pm  |  10 responses

Kicks: Nike Unveils Zoom KD IV

Official imagery of the Durantula’s new shoes, straight from the Swoosh.

You’ve seen the previews, twitpics and snippets of Kevin Durant’s new signature sneaker. Now, check out the official images from Nike, showing you every nook and cranny of the Zoom KD IV in all its glory. The shoe—set for a December 3 release date—features a brand new Adaptive Fit system, plus a Zoom Air unit in the sole and Hyperfuse construction throughout. Durant and Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director Leo Chang teamed up to build the Thunder star’s fourth sneaker, striving for flexibility, versatility, optimal ankle support and a lightweight low profile. The synthetic strap across the laces adds lateral support and gives the foot a snug fit.

The KD IV pays homage to what’s important to Durant: team and family. A lightning bolt traction pattern on the outsole represents OKC’s nickname, and the “Big Chucky” on the shoe’s heel honors KD’s late mentor and coach as a kid. “W” and “P” in the heart shape on each toe are for Durant’s parents, and “Barbara” is for his grandmother. Personal motivations also appear printed on the outsole. Clearly, Durant wanted those personalizations to make his kicks complete.

Special thanks to Nike for the imagery, and get ready for December 3, when the KD IV hits global retailers.

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    These have been growing on me. Clean. I like it.

  • http://www.tumblr.com arthurissupreme

    I like, can’t wait to see more colorways

  • LA Huey

    They’d look especially clean in Sonics colors…

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    I really like these and the grey and gold colorway that he wore the other day looks really dope. I hope Durant and Nike can maintain the sub $100 price point on his future kicks.

  • robb

    I like these, I’d be worried about my ankles, but the design is nice.

  • Piggy

    She might be too young for you, if she never heard of the Seattle Sonics.

  • ron G

    nice shoe, just gonna wait for more colorways, this ones too plain

  • AC Martin

    Will these be uploaded to NBA 2K12 like the LeBron 9′s?


    Fresh! Coping day 1

  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    These are very nice, I hope Nike keeps it $88