First Look: University of Texas Longhorn Nike Zoom KD IV Colorway

Check out the Nike Zoom KD IV colorway the University of Texas Longhorn squad wore against Oklahoma State this weekend.

The Burnt Orange colorway pays tribute to Kevin’s alma mater. Look for this colorway to hit selected retail locations in the Spring.

Nike Zoom KD IV White/White-Black-Cool Grey Colorway Available Now

The White/White-Black-Cool Grey colorway of KD’s Nike Zoom KD IV signature shoe is available now at NikeStore.com. KD will be wearing this and the White/Photo Blue-Midnight Navy-Cool Grey colorway at Thunder home games throughout the season. You can pick up your own pair of this colorway at NikeStore.com by clicking on the photo below.

The Texas Longhorns Win in the Nike Zoom KD IV ‘Nerf’

This weekend, KD’s alma mater, the University of Texas, took the floor against the Temple Owls sporting the limited Nike Zoom KD IV ‘Nerf’ colorway. The Longhorns came up victorious against the Owls, winning 77-65. Maybe the Longhorns will stick with the KD IV the rest of the season?

Nike Zoom KD IV Official Launch Information

UPDATE: The Nike Zoom KD IV is now available at Nikestore.com

Launching December 3, the Nike Zoom KD IV features the new Adaptive Fit system, Hyperfuse construction and a Zoom Air unit – a versatile combination for one of basketball’s most electric players.

The Nike Zoom KD IV was built to the exact specifications of Durant, who is closely involved in the design process with Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director Leo Chang. Chang has led the design for all four of Durant’s Nike signature shoes since 2008. Incorporated for the first time in a basketball shoe, the new Adaptive Fit system provides a lock-down fit with a synthetic strap that wraps up from the inside of the upper and integrates with the laces for superior fit and lateral support.

The Hyperfuse construction on the upper is a composite of three different layers of material that are fused together using a pressing process to create a nearly seamless, one-piece upper that is lightweight, breathable and durable. Furthermore, the Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot provides lightweight, low-profile and responsive cushioning. Lastly, a low collar design provides optimal support and flexibility through the ankle and makes this a versatile shoe for multiple positions on the court.

As Kevin evolves as a basketball player so do his shoes. “First and foremost my shoe needs to be comfortable – it felt like I had been playing with them the whole season. The Adaptive Fit system is a customized feel and locks me in,” said Durant.

Designed with direct insights from Kevin Durant and his lineage, the Nike Zoom KD IV pays tribute to his team and family with details incorporated into the outsole including a lightning bolt traction pattern representing KD’s team and “Big Chucky” on the heel which pays tribute to KD’s late childhood mentor and coach. The initials “WP” in the shape of a heart on each toe represent Kevin’s parents and “Barbara” is his grandmother’s name. Personal messages as “Work Hard” and “Stay Focused” are printed also on the outsole.

The Nike Zoom KD IV is available at retailers globally beginning December 3, 2011.

Sneak Peek: Nike Zoom KD IV Year of the Dragon

Nike and KD are not playing around with the Nike Zoom KD IV. Earlier this week we showed you the awesome Zoom KD IV NERF colorway that will be dropping sometime next month. Today we’re giving you a sneak peek of the KD IV “Year of the Dragon” colorway.

KD IV lead designer Leo Chang was caught wearing these at KD’s charity game in OKC this weekend. Stay tuned for the release date of the Year of the Dragon colorway as well as all of the hot KD IV colorways Nike plans to release.

Photo Courtesy of Jimi Wonder

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