by Brendan Dunne
Of all the KD 8 colorways seen so far, the upcoming KD 8 "Suit" is the most modern with respect to its inspiration.
While other designs look to Durant's childhood for stories and themes, this one turns to a more recent occurrence — his tear-jerking MVP speech. More specifically, the sneakers are inspired by the eggplant-colored suit that Durant wore that night.
The sneaker release date for the KD 8 "Suit" is Aug. 14.
Nike KD 8 "Suit"
Release Date: 08/14/15
Color: Purple/Green Strike-Vivid Purple-Bright Crimson
Style #: 749375-535
UPDATE 8/8: New shots of the "Suit" KD 8 via Social Status, who will carry the shoe next Friday.
UPDATE 8/4: A video from Nike Basketball with Durant himself explaining the background on this new colorway.
UPDATE 8/3: A more complete look at the upcoming "Suit" KD 8s.