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Kevin Durant’s Fifth Signature Nike Sneaker Is The First One That’ll Cost More Than $100

Submitted by on October 24, 2012 – 11:39 amNo Comment

Remember when Kevin Durant first came into the NBA and signed an endorsement deal with Nike? At the time, his goal was to create a top-notch signature sneaker that cost well below $100. And, for his first four years working with Nike, he succeeded. Although his first few sneakers weren’t wildly popular, he produced a quality shoe year in and year out that sold for less than $100. Even last year’s model, which was easily the best yet, cost less than 100 bucks and quickly became a favorite amongst sneakerheads who snatched up every unique colorway that they could get their hands on.

Unfortunately, all good things do have to come to an end. So, this year’s Nike Zoom KD V will sadly top the $100 price mark. But, don’t worry: For $115—which is way less than the sneakers currently endorsed by NBA superstars like LeBron James and Derrick Rose—the Nike Zoom KD V is well worth the price increase. Just take a look at these things.

There are several big changes that Nike made when they were putting together the KD V. The most noticeable one is the addition of Max Air cushioning to the heel of the sneaker. In past years, KD didn’t require a Max Air bubble. But, due to the fact that he’s been known to cut to the basket and take the ball to the hole more often now, Nike decided to move forward with a Max Air system in place. They also created an upper that is completely free of stitching. It’s made using Nike’s Hyperfuse material that helps keep the sneaker both light and flexible. And, there is also “KD” branding present on both the tongue of the sneaker and the heel. So, as you can see, the KD V looks drastically different than the KD IV.

Do you like the changes that Nike has put into place here? We do. In fact, we think these might give the Nike LeBron X a run for their money this season as the best-looking basketball sneaker on the court. We can’t wait to give these a try to see how they perform. If their appearance is any indication, basketball players are in for a real treat this year.

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