Yes Kevin Durant's latest shoe will retail for $200, but there's quite a bit of technology in there that contributes to the hefty price.
For instance, in Nike's first press release for the sneakers the brand mentions that Kevlar aramid fiber appears on the model (That's the same stuff used in bullet-proof body armor). There's also a lot of shoe there, the extended sleeve offering more coverage than pretty much any Nike Basketball sneaker before it.
Last in line for the known KD 8 Elite colorways is this pair, a black and gold that will release on May 26.
Ahead of this sneaker's launch, Durant has been wearing player exclusive colorways in the NBA.