Hard to believe it, but Kevin Durant’s signature sneaker line is eight years old. The line has had its ups and downs and not every sneaker has been universally well received but three out of the last four (IV, VI, 7) editions have been hits and the Nike KD 8 appears to be the next successful sneaker in the superstar’s line. The KD 8 “Hyper Cobalt” edition, which drops, of course, today at Champs Sports, adds to the great array of colorways that have already dropped. Coming back from a dramatic foot injury that shortened his 2014-15 season and saw him infrequently wear the 7, all eyes will be on Durant’s feet in the upcoming season.
While the KD 7 is a tremendous looking sneaker and Nike’s string of colorways were some of the best of 2014, it’s no secret that Durant had fit issues with the sneaker. Super designer Leo Chang, who has recently designed kicks for KD and Kyrie Irving, amongst others, went back to the drawing board in the offseason and did a complete overhaul of the sneaker’s look. This is nothing new in the KD line; Durant has often switched up the design of his sneaker with each incarnation, which makes his sig one of the more compelling when it drops each year.
The KD 8 is already drawing rave reviews from wearers and with a ton of colorways dropping over the next 12 months, including the “Hyper Cobalt,” the sneaker is already shaping up to be another standout in Durant’s line.
Here are 5 Reasons Why You Need to Cop the Nike KD 8.
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