by Steve Jaconetta

The shoe that started it all for Kevin Durant, today we take a look at the lineage of the Nike KD 1.

After playing one season in Seattle before the Supersonics moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder, Kevin Durant was awarded his first signature shoe, the Nike KD 1. Prior to that, Durant wore a few different Nike Basketball models in special ‘PE’ colorways during his rookie year. Durant first laced up the Leo Chang-designed Nike KD 1 in the beginning of the 2008-09 NBA season. Thirteen colorways were released, starting in January of 2009 with an Oklahoma City Thunder-inspired pair along with two others. The majority of the remaining releases were either limited, House of Hoops releases or overseas exclusives.

While many people hold some of the later models closer to their hearts, we have to pay homage to the shoe that kicked things off for Kevin Durant’s signature line. Take a look at the history of the Nike KD 1 from its first release to its last, below.

Nike KD 1 ‘OKC Home’
344472-102 White/Black-Italy Blue-Varsity Royal
01/01/2009

 

Nike KD 1
344472-101 White/Black-Varsity Red-Metallic Silver
01/01/2009

 

Nike KD 1
344472-103 White/Black-Silver
01/01/2009

 

Nike KD 1 ‘All-Star’
344472-841 Team Orange/Midnight Navy-Photo Blue-Pro Gold
2/17/2009

 

Nike KD 1 ‘Boys & Girls Club’
344472-041 Anthracite/Blue Ice-White
2/19/2009

 

Nike KD 1 ‘Drew Freeman Middle School’
344472-702 Varsity Maize/Black-Anthracite
2/19/2009

 

Nike KD 1 ‘Montrose’
344472-311 Pine Green/White-Black
2/17/2009

 

Nike KD 1 ‘All-American’
344472-701 Varsity Maize/Black-Varsity Red
2/19/2009

 

Nike KD 1 ‘Sonics’
344472-131 White/Deep Forest-Varsity Maize
2/19/2009

 

Nike KD 1 ‘Texas’
344472-104 White/Black-Desert Orange
2/19/2009

 

Nike KD 1 ‘OKC Away’
344472-081 Black/Team Orange-Photo Blue-Pro Gold
3/01/2009

 

Nike KD 1 X ‘Texas Away’
344473-011 Black/White-Metallic Silver-Desert Orange
3/01/2009

 

Nike KD 1 X
344472-011 Black/White-Varsity Red
3/01/2009

 

Nike KD 1 X ‘OKC Home’
344472-181 White/Photo Blue-Team Orange
3/01/2009

 

Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.