Nike Zoom KD III – Team Red/White-Del Sol

Nike Zoom KD III – Team Red/White-Del Sol

words // Brandon Richard

Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant is Washington D.C. born, so it should come as no surprise that he’s a die-hard Redskins fan. Durant’s Zoom KD III signature shoe has already dropped in a colorway said to be inspired by the Baltimore Orioles, which used to be the D.C. team by default until the Nationals stepped on the scene. Now the shoe is set to drop in a colorway linked to KD’s beloved Washington Redskins.

Sporting a team red leather upper, the “Redskins” KD III is accented by white on the Swoosh, Flywire notation, laces, upper tongue and rear midsole. Del Sol is used for the Swoosh border and textile along the inner liner. Finishing off the look below is a gum rubber outsole.

This excerpt from our exclusive interview with Leo Chang and the Nike Design Team explains how this colorway came about:

NDP: What about the Redskins burgundy and yellow colorway?
Leo Chang: That actually came from our trip to China with him, and we were asking him what other colors he wanted. Right away, he said, “I want a Redskins based colorway.” So we ran that version and it has a gumsole.
Will Eberhart: That was just insight from the athlete. And, not what’s your favorite team, but what’s your heritage? Where are you from? The kid represents DC all day, and what’s most notable about DC? Redskins. So we ran with the Redskins, and it was a fight, but it’s been well received.

Available: Nike Zoom KD III – Team Red/White-Del Sol “Redskins”

Nike Zoom KD III Team Red White Del Sol Washington Redskins 417279-600

Nike Zoom KD III Team Red White Del Sol Washington Redskins 417279-600

Nike Zoom KD III Team Red White Del Sol Washington Redskins 417279-600

Nike Zoom KD III Team Red White Del Sol Washington Redskins 417279-600

Nike Zoom KD III Team Red White Del Sol Washington Redskins 417279-600

Nike Zoom KD III – New Colorways Available

Nike Zoom KD III – New Colorways Available

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With his team making a strong run heading into the NBA Playoffs, Kevin Durant’s third signature shoe is now available in two new colorways for spring. In addition to the photo blue and team orange Oklahoma City Thunder “home” colorway, an alternate look has surfaced. The shoe is black leather based with woven side panels, accented by hits of cool grey and team orange. Both styles are up now at Eastbay.

Available: Nike Zoom KD III

Click here for an in-depth performance review of the Zoom KD III by Sole Collector.

Nike Zoom KD III Black White Team Orange Cool Grey 417279-004

Nike Zoom KD III White White Team Orange Photo Blue 417279-107

Nike Zoom KD III – Wolf Grey/Del Sol-White

Nike Zoom KD III – Wolf Grey/Del Sol-White

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Much like Kevin Durant’s game, the color palette for his third signature shoe continues to expand, now available in a spring-friendly colorway. This pair employs wolf grey nubuck for the majority of the upper, filling in the side panels and forefoot Flywire panel with del sol yellow. The tongue and side panel Swoosh logos are done in white, with del sol returning for duty on the textile inner liner. Wolf grey and yellow handle the midsole, while white rubber takes care of the outsole to finish off the look. Pick up a pair today over at Eastbay.

For more insight on the Zoom KD III, check out the video featuring designer Leo Chang here.

Available: Nike Zoom KD III – Wolf Grey/Del Sol-White

Nike Zoom KD III Wolf Grey Del Sol White 417279-003

Nike Zoom KD III Wolf Grey Del Sol White 417279-003

Nike Zoom KD III TB – Three Colorways

Nike Zoom KD III TB – Three Colorways

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If you’re looking for the perfect shoe to wear for your league basketball games, the Nike Zoom KD III may be the perfect choice for you. Now available in team colorways, the KD III is constructed with durable leather and textile materials on the upper and finished with a solid rubber herringbone traction outsole. The shoe also packs technology like Flywire lockdown supports, Phylon midsole and Zoom Air cushioning in one of the most affordable signature sneakers on the market.

Each shoe is white leather based and features green, red or blue color detailing on the side panels, forefoot, inner liner and midsole. Metallic silver is used for Flywire branding, the Swoosh border and the video game inspired ‘buttons’ on the heel.

Available to ship in early February, you can pre-order these new colorways of the Nike Zoom KD III today at Eastbay.

Pre-Order: Nike Zoom KD III

Nike Zoom KD III TB White Gorge Green Metallic Silver 417279-104

Nike Zoom KD III TB White Varsity Red Metallic Silver 417279-103

Nike Zoom KD III TB White Varsity Royal Metallic Silver 417279-103