Nike Basketball will release the boldest sneaker of its post-season Elite line yet in the KD 8 Elite, shown here.
The Kevin Durant shoe, designed by Nike's Leo Chang, has a calf-length compression sock extending up the leg and Kevlar fibers on its upper. The result is a silhouette that lands in territory foreign to the KD line with its ultra-high cut.
Chang describes the sneaker as an genre-bending piece of footwear.
"The KD8 Elite is conceptually designed to blur the lines between the shoe, sock and tight; seamlessly transitioning between each so you can’t differentiate where one begins and the other ends," he says.
The Nike KD 8 Elite will release first in the white colorway on April 14, followed by the grey on May 5 and the black on May 26.