KD8 EXT – Release Date. Nike.com

Finally an EXT I can get behind… great model… great color scheme… unique woven upper… and gum bottom.  …so good!

Find release dates and info for the KD8 EXT on Nike.com. Follow all new releases with the Nike Launch Calendar.

Source: KD8 EXT – Release Date. Nike.com


Nike made it official today by announcing the KD8.  I am excited for this shoe.  When the images first leaked, there were many critics… “this looks like the air max 2015″… “downgrade”… “where’s the strap?”  But for me, this seems to fit all of my wants in a hoop shoe… low cut, light weight, flexible, great cushioning, and traction.  I also am liking the possibilities with the Flyweave upper.  Here is to a successful line Nike and KD!!

Here are the highlights from the press release:

  • Flyweave technology upper – first Nike basketball shoe to use it.Woven textile that can be designed in high resolution, down to the pixel.
  • Articulated full-length Nike Zoom Air unit – first time there are notches strategically placed in the forefoot and heel to flex with the foot’s movement.
  • Flywire in the forefoot, locks you in.
  • Sabertooth Tiger tattoo on KD’s leg was a source of inspiration.  Predatory instincts, ferocity and prehistoric old soul… what?  But the heel design was designed to mimic a sabertooth’s fangs.
  • First release will be the “July 4th” colorway dropping on June 27th… in limited quantities… you know what that means.  The upper will contain firework inspired patterns.
  • The second colorway will be the red one from the images called, “V8”.  Inspired by Durant’s Camaro he had customized in 2010.



Image of more KD8 colorways published on KD’s instagram account:nike-kd-8-colorways-1

Nike KD 8 ‘USA’

I suspected a USA colorway but wasn’t sure it would fit in with the WTKD7 coming and the KD8 red colorway.  I am a huge fan of most USA colorways and I’m glad to see this one coming to light.  We need to see better shots of it first though before I can decide cop/drop.

INike, your products are not safe with anybody, man…even retail employees are leaking stuff. I guess that’s good for those that can’t wait to see what’s next. This USA colorway of the upcoming Nike KD 8 is scheduled to release on June 27 and looks to sport a firework upper for the 4th of July.

Source: Nike KD 8 ‘USA’

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Here’s Your First Look at the Nike KD 8

First leaked images of the KD 8.  If true, I’m liking the flyknit, not as much foamposite, don’t mind the lack of the strap, low profile… not to mention the red colorway… very nice.  Rumored to be releasing in July.


The flyknit upper is rumored to be called “Fly Weave” which does have a different look than we have seen on the Kobe 9 or Kobe 10 Elite.  The shoe will have a full Zoom Air cushioned sole which was only in the heel on the KD7.  The official colorway is “Bright Crimson/White-Black” and is set for release on July 11th at $180.  However, KD likes to have a USA colorway so perhaps we will see another colorway?  But the WTKD7 is rumored to be at the end of June so probably isn’t likely to see another KD8 release in between these two.


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Images of Kevin Durant’s latest signature model, the Nike KD 8, have surfaced.

Source: Here’s Your First Look at the Nike KD 8