What: Nike KD V Basketball Shoe
When: Nov. 6
The Scoop: The light and tight KD V, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant's fifth signature basketball shoe, is made to move with your foot.
The upper features Hyperfuse construction, which keeps the shoe lightweight and secures your foot. The tongue's stretch material also contributes to a lockdown fit.
In the midsole, an external heel counter provides natural support giving you freedom to move.
Max Air cushioning in the heel provides impact protection when landing and sprinting.
The forefoot includes a Zoom Air bag for a responsive feel.
On the design front, the shoe tells Durant’s journey from Maryland to Texas followed by Washington and ultimately to Oklahoma. Each city Durant played in is represented with area codes marked on the bottom of the shoe.
The outsole also makes notes of Durant’s three scoring titles with callouts on the heel.
The KD V launches Nov. 6 on NIKEiD. A two-colorway release (bright crimson and black and blue) is expected Dec. 8.