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KD 9

Nike Zoom KD 9

Zoom. Everywhere.

Full-length Zoom for 360-degree playmaking.

KD 9

Nike Zoom KD 9

Covering every inch of the court, KD finds ways to score against even the most determined defenses. His new signature shoe adapts to every move with a second-skin fit and re-engineered cushioning.

KD 9

Extreme Responsiveness

A full-length Nike Zoom Air unit is thicker in the heel to cushion hard landings, and thinner in the forefoot, for superior pop when KD pulls up quickly.

KD 9

Incredible Fit

The sock-like Flyknit forefoot gives KD areas of breathability, stretch and support where he needs them most.

KD 9

Locked-Down Support

Intersecting lace loops create a “cage” that supports and contains KD’s foot during quick cuts and sprints.

KD 9

“These 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.”

Kevin Durant

Behind the Design

Two Artists at Work

At the center of KD’s signature shoe is a conversation between KD and Nike Basketball Senior Design Director Leo Chang—an athlete and a designer who make each other better.

KD 9

Always Improving

Chang faced a unique design challenge with the KD 9: Durant already felt the KD 8 was the perfect shoe. But, inspired by Durant’s drive to constantly add new moves to his already-dominant arsenal, Chang knew he could level up his design game as well. The results speak for themselves: a new kind of Flyknit, a new kind of Zoom, and a shoe KD loves more than ever.

KD 9

Inspired by Nature

KD saw a connection between his playing style and the fluid quality of Nike Flyknit, so he asked Chang to use the technology for his new signature shoe. Chang took it a step further by devising an all-new honeycomb construction: “It’s a great geometry because it allows for movement, stability and containment,” he says of the nature-inspired design.

KD 9

Nike Zoom KD 9