Nike officially unveiled their latest in the Elite line with the KD 8 Elite.
Unlike years past, these have been heavily modified and in ways that look as if they’ll benefit the player wearing the shoe on-court. They retain the tooling that most loved – including the full length Zoom Air – but the upper looks out of this world.
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Created in collaboration with designer Leo Chang, the breakthrough basketball shoe features a calf-length compression sock, full-length visible Nike Zoom Air cushioning and Flywire technology with Kevlar® aramid fiber. Strategically placed non-stretch woven materials ensure a snug, secure fit while foam provides protection and comfort.
“Transitioning from a low to high is a decision we made with confidence based on our ongoing feedback from Durant to always push the limit on innovative design,” says Chang.
“The KD8 Elite is conceptually designed to blur the lines between the shoe, sock and tight; seamlessly transitioning between each so you can’t differentiate where one begins and the other ends.”
Three key benefits of the KD8 Elite include:
1. Built-in, crew-length compression sock for enhanced support.
2. Full-length visible Nike Zoom Air cushioning for a responsive ride.
3. Flywire technology with Kevlar ® aramid fiber for superior lockdown.
The KD8 Elite white colorway is available globally April 14 at nike.com and select retail locations. Two additional colorways will be available May 5 (grey) and May 26 (black).