The Nike KD9 Launch and Upcoming Colorways

Nike showed off the KD9 in March and KD debuted the shoe on-court for Game 3 of the Playoff series vs the Golden State Warriors weeks ago. Finally, the KD9 is officially hitting retail shelves for $150 and Nike would like you to know some things like official upcoming colorway names and release dates.

For the full WearTesters Nike KD9 performance review, click here.

The first time Kevin Durant wore his latest signature shoe, the Nike KD9, on court, he scored 33 points. “My interests have changed, my game has changed and this is a perfect shoe for who I am now,” says Durant. The shoe, by designer Leo Chang, introduced Flyknit technology to the KD line and, with it, a refined fit engineered for Durant’s fluid playing style.

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Durant debuted the KD9 Zero colorway with a 33 point playoff performance.

“The upper allows me to shift to the right and come back to my left really quick and pull up on a dime,” Durant notes. “The shoes are perfectly catered to my foot, like I molded these and got a special pair made. That’s what I want everybody to feel who puts these on. It will feel personal.”

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The shoe’s Flyknit upper sits atop a visible, tapered Zoom Air bag unit running from heel to toe. Developed over three years of advanced wear testing, the new Zoom Air bag is 16 millimeters thick at the heel and progressively narrows to 10 millimeters at the forefoot. This architecture is tuned to provide exceptional impact protection in the heel with the snappy feel when pushing off in the forefoot.

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The KD9 Zero colorway is available now in limited quantities globally at and select retail stores. The KD9 Premiere (white/blue/red) will release on July 1 and the KD9 Mic Drop (black/white) will land July 7, both at 10 AM ET. Thoughts? Share them in the comments.
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Kevin Durant is prepared to dominate on the world’s stage this summer. Debuting with a movie-style world premiere in NYC, Durant’s new Nike Zoom KD 9 arrives in a patriotic red, white and blue colorway. Get your popcorn ready.

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It’s no secret Kevin Durant has a deep love for music. He has made music of his own both on and off the hardwood. The new KD 9 celebrates KD’s mic drop moments, arriving equipped with a black and white Nike Flyknit upper and full-length, visible Zoom Air cushioning.

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  1. Will have to wait for more reviews. KDs generally fit KD and not many others. Don’t know how personal of a fit we can have when it is a mass produced shoe just for him.

    1. I went up half a size and they are a little long but the width is perfect. The Zoom is the best since unlocked in the XX8,at be better because it is more stable.

      1. hi, flat ride or neutral?this question has been asked more than once and it doesn’t seem to get any traction for some reason. some people like to wear shoes out of the box rather than pay an extra 20$-50$ for orthotics. just saying.

  2. You can’t get them here in San Antonio anywhere it sucks Noones getting them till like July 3

  3. Really loving the USA colorway but I’m hesitant on the mostly white upper. Not saying I’ll run through dirt in these but don’t wanna deal with having to always clean them. Shout out to kd tho. Gonna have a huge season in 2016-2017.

    1. I’m still getting them either way but I know how you feel. As much as I love all white shoes I wish the bottom sole was like non-white. I have not own a FlyKnit but I have a prime knit (adidas crazylight 2.5 “Harden PO”) and I sprayed it with Umbro Rain/Stain and the white PK is easy to wipe clean but this CW is ALL WHITE lol.

      What Rain/Stain spray for under $15 do you guys use for mesh/knitted materials?

  4. Just curious why the Black/White is called “Mic Drop”? Is this a jab at Lillard 2 “Static”? I have never dropped a mic before but I’m guessing it makes a static noise after the thud, right? I am surprised they didn’t use that Black/White CW for BHM but then that might be too obvious and maybe the PC people might find it too racial..

    And I thought and was hoping they were going to release the Black/Red and Black/Blue CW on release date 🙁 ohh well Premiere will be the first KD9 i order and accorded to the Canadian release is is 6/27 or 7/2..

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