Nike’s KD line has seen a remarkable transformation from one of the brand’s more underrated sneakers to one of its most popular. Capitalizing on the trend of crazy colorways and hitting the market with a new version of the signature sneaker at a rapid pace, Kevin Durant’s line has elevated to the top of the sneaker world sitting along the likes of fellow Nike athletes Kobe and LeBron. With the KD 8 now available–and the Nike KD 8 “Chevy Camaro” dropping tomorrow at Champs Sports–expect a new variety of hyped colorways to drop over the next year.
Durant’s line really started to pick up with the KD IV. While the KD I, II, and III had their moments, the KD IV took the Durant line to the next level thanks to its modest price point ($95!), creative colorways, and low-cut look. While the KD V, which went back to a high-top look, didn’t shake up the sneaker world after KD IV’s success, the line rebounded with the KD VI that made its mark not only in the NBA but on the college and high school level as kids flocked to the sneaker thanks to its NIKEiD options and plethora of exotic colorways. And finally, even though the KD7 faced its fair share of issues due to fitting problems on Durant, the shoe was a hit among sneakerheads through creative looks and colorways.
At just 26 years old, Durant is already eight signature looks deep and continues to raise the bar as the years go by. Durant will likely hit an insane 20 sig sneakers before it’s all said and done but before we look too far into the future, here’s a look back at some of Kevin Durant’s Most Important Sneakers Ever.
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