With the recent news of a June 28th release date, a new picture of what looks to be the next evolution of Kevin Durant’s signature line has appeared. If this is indeed the KD VII, I must ask where the gimmicks went. However, doing away with a non-traditional look is a good move in my opinion. This shoe has clean lines, and I can only guess that the final product will be even more slimmed down and streamlined. I see that this new shoe has taken elements of the Nike HyperRev upper (including Dynamic FlyWire), reintroduced the midfoot strap and incorporated what looks to be either a leather or Foamposite/Hyperposite (most likely) material on the rear panel. Traction looks like a wavy pattern, which has the potential to work like the Kobe 9 traction. While the pictures show a GS model, it does give us an idea of what the regular KD VII will look like. Stay tuned to WearTesters.com for any news on the Nike KD VII. What do you think? Is this KD’s next shoe? Share your thoughts with us.
|Style Code||Nickname||Colorway||Release Date||Link|
|653996-146||4th of July/USA||White/Obsidian/Red||June 28|
|653996-060||Magnet Grey||August 2||FNL|
|653996-330||Easy Money||Mystic Green/Bone/Brown/Green||September 6||FNL|
|653996-370||Lightning/Hyper Jade/Black/Volt||October 18|
Table via @van-nostrand
KD Ⅶ EP ¥ 1199 ( Converts to ~$175) which in our market is around $140-$150The
Following is translated from Chinese:
Features: Fast excellent cut protection
Summary: KD Ⅶ is designed for KD’s game and the natural blend of mobility and stability. Zone 3 which uses a combination of upper forefoot mesh is designed for fast cut, midfoot strap provides excellent locking force, and the heel structure hyperposite protective wear.
1: visible 180 degrees nike zoom air cushioning can produce the maximum effect.
2: fly wire technology brings dynamic locking force.
3: hyperposite heel wrap structure to ensure wear resistance of light.
4: Innovative stable piece will combine stability and torsional flexibility.
5: the foot straps ensure excellent downward locking force.