After countless leaked looks, Nike has finally officially unveiled the Nike KD 10 as it is scheduled to make its debut later this month.
Nike describes the Flyknit construction on the KD 10 as the best yet on a basketball shoe — engineered precisely for flexibility, breathability and support just where needed.
“I got a pair of the Flyknit Racer during the 2012 games in London and immediately loved them. That shoe is so stylish, so innovative and so comfortable. I’ve been asking for Flyknit in my shoe and the KD10 is my best shoe yet,” says Durant.
Flyknit advancements allow designer Leo Chang and his Flyknit engineers to create the most advanced Flyknit ever produced for basketball; a tour de force of the technological capacity mixing low stretch, high-tenacity (think seat belt) yarn at stress points and a high stretch yarn at the collar and across the forefoot. This blend yields a perfect balance of basketball-specific support and a sock-like hug.
The unconventional lacing system is designed to keep the foot snugly supported to the midsole. On the underfoot lies the full-length Nike Zoom Air unit debuted in the KD9, enhanced for durability and tuned for maximum impact cushioning. It’s taken on the reputation as Nike’s best basketball air bag.
The Nike KD 10 will makes its debut on May 26th in the Anniversary colorway that is done in a faint blue, with a Swoosh featuring intermixed team colors from Durant’s teams since college that include the UT Longhorns, Seattle Sonics, OKC Thunder, and Golden State Warriors. This mélange, bespoke Swoosh celebrating a 10-year anniversary is a first for Nike. Next up we’ll see the Still KD (white) colorway drop on June 1st.