by Brandon Richard
Once again, we have an early look at a shoe that is being called the Nike KD 7 Elite.
The shoe, which appears more 'finished' than the wear-test sample we previewed last week, retains the general characteristics of the KD 7's upper (sans cross-strap) with modified tooling. Obviously, the most noticeable feature is a series of rather large perforations throughout the upper, which Nike will surely tout as making the shoe lighter and more breathable. Visible Zoom returns for cushioning duties.
There's still not a confirmed release date for the KD 7 Elite, but if things are consistent with last season, we could see the shoe launch around March. Let us know if the design peaks your interest or not and stick with Sole Collector for updates.
UPDATE 12/29: New detailed images via retroshop_paris, who is selling the sample for $1,000 on eBay.
image via @AaronKnows