Nike KD 8 Suit 749375-535 (1)


by Brendan Dunne

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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:
Color: Purple/Green Strike-Vivid Purple-Bright Crimson
Style #: 749375-535
Price: $180

UPDATE 8/8: New shots of the "Suit" KD 8 via Social Status, who will carry the shoe next Friday.

Nike KD 8 Suit 749375-535 (2)

Nike KD 8 Suit 749375-535 (3)

Nike KD 8 Suit 749375-535 (4)

UPDATE 8/4: A video from Nike Basketball with Durant himself explaining the background on this new colorway.

KD 8 Suit
Images via Nike

Suit KD 8
Images via Kixsquare

UPDATE 8/3: A more complete look at the upcoming "Suit" KD 8s.

KD 8 Suit
via itzfreshkickz