Kevin Durant Holds His 2nd ‘Find My Backpack’ Contest

KD held another “find my backpack” contest over the weekend. This time the backpack was dropped at Nike Santa Monica. The first person to find the Nike representative in the Basketball Never Stops T-Shirt with KD’s backpack was @Peiman5 on twitter.

@Peiman5 got to keep the contents of the backpack and will also have a pair of the limited Nerf KD IV colorway sent his way. Make sure you keep following KD and Nike Basketball on Twitter for info on when KD will have his next “Find my Backpack” contest.

Kevin Durant Launches ‘Find My Backpack’ Twitter Campaign

This past weekend, KD launched his “find my backpack” campaign with Nike Basketball. Throughout the season, KD and Nike Basketball will be dropping KD backpacks at markets across the country. When KD announces a drop off point, the first person to find the backpack and follow the attached instructions gets to keep the contents of the backpack and have a pair of one of the limited edition Nike Zoom KD IV colorways (Nerfs, Coppers, etc) sent their way.

The first drop was in New York city, and the winner of the contest was @msilber29. He gets to keep the KD backpack as well as the Nike Basketball Never Stops T-Shirt and Skullcandy Headphones found in the backpack. He’ll also have a pair of Nike Zoom KD IV ‘Nerf’ colorway sent his way.

Make sure you follow KD and Nike Basketball on twitter to find out where the next backpack drop will be. Your city could be next!

Sole Collector: Erick Goto Details The “Nerf” Nike Zoom KD IV

While the Zoom KD IV has seemingly stolen the signature spotlight from the rest of Nike Basketball’s marquee athletes this fall, most of that attention can be directly attributed to the “Nerf” themed version launching today.

As we saw all summer long on the charity and exhibition game circuit, it was hard to find a locked out NBA player showing more passion for the game of basketball than Kevin Durant, and Nike Basketball is showcasing KD’s youthful love of the sport in what is easily the most hyped colorway in his signature line’s young history. Just a few weeks ago, they were even voted the most anticipated model of the entire season. With an aggressive concord purple and bright crimson base, the story most certainly also goes well beyond just the sneaker, as one of the brand’s most evolved boxes makes its way to retail. The damn thing turns into a Nerf hoop itself.

Check out a detailed look at just how the “Nerf” Zoom KD IV theme and concept came about ahead, straight from Nike Basketball Graphic Designer Erick Goto, who worked in conjuction with Color Designer Eugene Rogers and Materials Designer Golnaz Armin to bring the story to life.


Video: The Team Plays Nerf Basketball in the Nike Zoom KD IV Nerf

Check out the team playing one-on-one Nerf Basketball in the Nike Zoom KD IV ‘Nerf’. The team utilized the Nerf basketball and Nerf hoop that comes in the KD IV Nerf.

Official Release Info for the Nike Zoom KD IV ‘Nerf’

Launching December 17, the Nike Zoom KDIV Nerf edition plays off Kevin’s youthful personality and love for Nerf sports. The shoe is a palate for Nerf’s iconic graphics and bright color pops, with a special “KD35″ graphic on the tongue in Nerf’s classic print. The Nike Zoom KDIV (4) Nerf edition will feature a special box that will include a limited edition Nerf hoop and ball.

The KDIV Nerf edition will be available at the following stores: Niketown New York, Niketown Chicago, Nike Store Dallas, Metro Sneakers (Hyattsville, Maryland), Succezz (Chicago, Illinois), Nice Kicks (Austin, TX) and the following House of Hoops locations: Harlem, NYC 34th Street, PG Plaza, North Riverside, Beverly Center, Houston Galleria, Dallas Town East, Dallas North Park.

As Nike Basketball’s first shoe featuring the Adaptive Fit system, this new model uses a synthetic strap that wraps up from the inside of the upper and integrates with the laces for superior support. It also features Hyperfuse construction and Zoom Air.

Designed with direct insights from Kevin Durant, it pays tribute to his team and family with details incorporated into the outsole including a lightning bolt traction pattern on the outsole representing KD’s team, “Big Chucky” on the heel pays tribute to KD’s late childhood mentor and coach, and initials “WP” in the shape of a heart on each toe represent Kevin’s parents.

The Nike Zoom KDIV Nerf edition retails for $125 USD. There is also a KDIV Nerf limited edition t-shirt available for $30 USD at select retailers.

With my friends at the Mike Epps Show


Check me out with my bros Randy and Craig after the Mike Epp’s show this weekend. I have on the KD IV ‘Weatherman’, Randy has on the KD IV ‘Nerf’ and Craig has on the KD IV ‘Thunder Road’.


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First Look: Nike Zoom KD IV NERF

Take a look at the upcoming Nike Zoom KD IV NERF colorway set to release in the coming months. Kevin debuted the colorway at his OKC charity game this past weekend. Most of us cut our basketball playing teeth on a NERF hoop, and the shoe pays tribute to that.


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