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words // Brandon Richard

As the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant begin the long road back to the NBA Finals this weekend, Nike Basketball introduces the KD V Elite+, the low cut, playoff ready version of Durant’s signature shoe.

The re-engineered low-top offers a full range of motion with enhanced technical design elements. A carbon fiber heel counter and shank provides lightweight stability for quick cuts. Dynamic Flywire reinforced with Kevlar aramid increases stability and lockdown. An articulated foam tongue helps brace for impact and minimizes lace pressure. Caged Nike Zoom in the heel provides responsive cushioning and stability.

Reflecting the moment that matters most to elite athletes, the gold-accented white colorway draws inspiration from the championship trophy. Elite Series 2.0+ sneakers are enabled with Nike+ Basketball technology, which provides athletes with the ability to track performance and sync through mobile devices.

Before the Thunder start their playoff run against Houston tomorrow, you can pick up KD’s new elite Nike Basketball shoes here today.

Available: Nike KD V Elite+ – White/Metallic Gold-Black-Pure Platinum

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