Kevin Durant calls Nike shoe designer Leo Chang a genius


Nike Basketball is celebrating two milestones this year, the Nike LeBron 20 and the Nike KD 15. It’s rare for a basketball player to get a signature line of sneakers, let alone a collection that enjoys such popularity and popularity. such longevity.

Earlier today, Brooklyn Nets ever-present forward Kevin Durant spoke to members of the media on Twitter. Durant jumped into a conversation focused on the Nike KD 4, released in 2011.

Durant thanked both members of the media for the compliment before focusing on Nike designer Leo Chang. The Nike Basketball design director oversaw the development of Durant’s first twelve signature sneakers before handing the line over to Ben Nethongkome.

Nike KD 4

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant wearing the Nike KD 4 ‘Galaxy-All Star‘ during the 2021-22 NBA season.

There’s no doubt the KD 4 has grown on basketball players and sneakerheads alike over the past decade. In a 2012 interview with Sneaker NewsChang said the following about the KD 4: “The IV was good, but there are still a lot of things that could be improved. I’ve read comments online and stuff like that, and it seems like the people either love it or hate it. this.”

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Durant concluded his impromptu online forum by sharing his favorite colorway of the KD 4. Durant tweeted, “Galaxy has been the best for me.” It makes sense. The “Galaxy All-Star” colorway was dropped on February 24, 2012, two days before the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. Durant won the MVP award after scoring a game-high 36 points.

When it first released, the “Galaxy All-Star” colorway retailed for $95. Now the average resale price is $540, according to StockX. When a player has been in the NBA as long as Durant, he sees the trends come full circle. It’s gratifying to see the KD 4 and its creator get the recognition they deserve.

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