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KD17 "Sunrise"

May 17, 2024, 10:00 AM EDT

While Kevin Durant’s all-timer status is already cemented, his hooper soul can’t be soothed unless he’s on the court, perfecting his craft. Put in the work to be great in the KD17, a shoe for gym rats and those who insist on running it back. A forefoot Air Zoom unit enhances your first step. We combined it with Nike Air cushioning to fuel full court sprints and defensive stops that can decide games. This special design pays homage to a pair of sneakers that KD adored as a kid, which helped instill his legendary work ethic. Behind the Design When KD was a kid, a bright orange pair of Air Max’s from his mom's closet grabbed his attention. When they didn't fit his growing feet, it gave birth to his relentless work ethic to grind, reach legendary status and one day have his own footwear line. The colors of this version nod to the pair that started it all. Speed and Comfort A big forefoot Air Zoom unit offers a different level of velocity, either on the run or out of a standstill position. It offers snappy pop when the game revs up. Springy foam helps you stay fresh 'til the final buzzer. Cushioned and Supportive The bottom layer of the upper has Nike Air cushioning at the heel to add a pop in your step. We put a strong plastic piece at the forefoot to help keep you supported. Cut Quickly The outsole pattern looks like a topographical map, with an array of contoured ridges that bend and deflect in multiple directions to provide traction for every move. Stable for the Court A supportive piece under the arch adds stability.