12.15.12

Video // Leo Chang Details The Nike Zoom KD V

words & interview // Nick DePaula
video // Jotham Porzio

After humble beginnings in the DMV and a journey that’s taken him to Austin, Seattle and now on to superstardom in Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant is looking forward to yet another season in the Association and another shot at the NBA Finals after coming up short last spring.

“Championship drive takes an entire team,” says Durant. “The new KD V represents the roadmap I follow.”

As Nike Basketball Design Director Leo Chang, who’s now penned all five of Durant’s signature models, explains in our exclusive interview below, ever-present theme of team and family never escapes the Zoom KD series.

Hear firsthand from Chang below as he breaks down the initial starting points for the new Zoom KD V, along with design and logo details and why Durant’s newest shoe comes equipped with heel Air Max, a first.

The Nike Zoom KD V is now available in both the “OKC” Black / Photo Blue colorway and “DMV” Bright Crimson / White / Wolf Grey colorway.

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