Whereas his Brooklyn Nets loss recreation 1 towards the Boston Celtics in heartbreaking vogue, the primary spherical matchup additionally noticed Kevin Durant’s fifteenth signature shoe on the All-Star’s toes.
This new model goes again to a low-cut really feel for the primary time because the KD10, for extra vary of movement. That is balanced by the supportive 3D molded heel counter and crowd pleasing midfoot cage surrounding the swoosh. The cage design was purposefully made to seem like wavy water, with Kevin likening his recreation to the Bruce Lee quote “be like water.”
Zoom Air Strobel returns once more, an underfoot bounce that has been a staple within the line because the KD12. This cushioning is seen on the midsection of the outsole, surrounded by the computer-generated traction sample that gives grip in any respect angles.
Ben Nethongkome (who additionally designs the Kyrie line) as soon as once more crafts the KD after taking on the reins from Leo Chang on the KD14. Durant’s previous sneakers have dabbled with informal sneaker parts, with the KD15 being no completely different. This time, there’s a retro basketball really feel combining parts from the Uptempo and Flight fashions prominant within the ’90s. The toe was impressed by the Jet Flight; a 2001 model that KD waxes nostalgia over from seeing them on his now coach’s (Steve Nash) toes.
The brand new sneaker is notable because it makes Durant the 2nd participant ever to have 15 signature sneakers launch as an energetic participant behind LeBron.
Future colorways of the KD15 will present inspiration from Durant’s love of music and artwork. There at the moment aren’t any launch dates, however count on to see them on Durant’s toes for so long as the Nets stay within the postseason.