Just off the strength of the internet, the fourth signature sneaker for Kevin Durant by Nike is already seen as the most successful of the line.
The Nerf Zoom KD IV takes its inspiration from a company known for making toy basketball hoops that hang from doors with the same name. A mostly blue sneaker with grey seen on the heels, the KD IV’s adaptive fit strap is also blue and black with a gradient-like streak across the center dividing the two colors. Bright orange finishes the entire bottom of the Zoom Air sole and is also seen on the giant strap branding.
The Swoosh is the best in the industry when it comes time to fabricating limited sneaker boxes and this box alone would work for anyone making this argument. Packaged with the sneakers is a fully functioning Nerf basketball hoop with matching ball with “KD35” branded in the same font used by the toy company.
Without debate, the biggest boasting right Kevin Durant has had with the Zoom KD series for the last three seasons is that all of his sneakers have been under $100.
Now that Nike is starting to push Durant’s line by producing more sneakers not just inspired by basketball will they remain true to the sub-$100 precedent that they’ve already set with the last three models?
While that is unknown for now I’m just happy to have a good look at the Zoom KD IV since it first debuted during the South Florida All-Star Classic charity game in October. Scroll down to take a look at hi-res pictures of the Zoom KD IV ‘Nerf’ edition.
The ‘Nerf’ Zoom KD IV has a scheduled release date of December 17, 2011 for $88. Stay in tune with our Kicks section for more info on these and all other new basketball sneakers.