NIKEiD personalization of the shoe will be available on June 23.
For the first time in a basketball shoe, Nike used its Flyweave technology for the upper and a full-length Zoom Air unit.
“When I tested the KD8, I instantly loved the springy response of the Zoom Air combined with the natural feel of the Flyweave. I didn’t want to take it off,” said Durant in a statement from the brand.
The initial KD8 colorway hitting stores is the limited-edition July 4 release. The shoe features an entirely red, white and blue palette. The upper is predominately blue, with hints of red and a darker blue that resemble fireworks. The outsole is a translucent red beneath the full-length Zoom Air unit.
The second colorway, hitting stores on July 11, is predominantly red, inspired by a matte red Chevrolet Camaro that Durant had customized in 2010. The upper and outsole are red, with black and silver accents providing contrast.
The KD8 will retail for $180; the NIKEiD custom sneakers retail for $225.
Although Nike was still releasing editions of the KD7, the brand debuted sketches of the KD8 back in May.