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Sneakers October, 27 2012

Kevin Durant Unveils the Nike KD V

Designed with premium materials and leading Nike performance technologies, the KD V represents the evolution of Kevin Durant and his style of play. Leo Chang, Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director, took Durant’s fifth signature shoe to new dimensions by combining inspirational cues drawn from Durant’s personal journey with symbolism from the number five – wrapped up in a premium performance package.

“Championship drive takes an entire team, and the new KD V represents the roadmap I follow,” said Kevin Durant, 3-time scoring champion. “Leo did a great job on the shoe by combining the best technology with my journey and what the number five means to me.”

With a refined design aesthetic matching Durant’s smooth and fluid style of play, the KD V integrates four leading technologies: 1) a Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot, 2) Nike Air unit in the heel 3) unibody Hyperfuse upper construction for superior fit 4) external heel counter to allow the foot to move while still providing support.

The KD V launches globally on NIKEiD on November 6th, then is fully available beginning on December 8th, in both the Bright Crimson colorway and Black/Blue colorway.

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