KD 17

KD 17

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The Nike KD 17 is the seventeenth signature model in the line of shoes dedicated to basketball player Kevin Durant. Here’s everything you need to know about this pair.

KD 17: features

The Nike KD 17 is a high-performance basketball shoe. It has been designed to meet the demands of one of the best NBA scorers of all time. Here are its key features. Visually, the Nike KD 17 is inspired by the iconic designs of the 1990s. The exterior design of the Nike KD 17 evokes the Air Max Plus, with a structure reminiscent of lava lamps. The sole of the Nike KD 17 resembles that of the Air Talaria, albeit more simplified.

KD 17: the different colorways

Like every year, the new pairs of Kevin Durant shoes will be available in a wide range of colors. Here are all the KD 17 colorways known to date.

Nike KD 17 Sunrise

On this first “Sunrise” colorway, the influence of the Air Max Plus on this silhouette is obvious. The “Safety Orange” and “University Gold” hues of the first colorway recall the “Sunset” AM Plus. These colors also echo the Suns’ “The Valley” jerseys. This refers to KD’s transfer to Phoenix. As for the details, there’s the word “EASY” on the heel. This is linked to Kevin Durant’s nickname and Instagram handle. An iridescent tab adorns the tongue. The soft gradient on the upper ranges from orange to pure white. The first colorway of the Nike KD 17 is remarkable. It combines performance and style.

Nike KD 17 Penny

The Nike KD 17 features a “Penny” colorway. It features a white, black and royal blue color scheme. The base is predominantly white mesh. Royal blue and black wavy lines are inspired by the Air Max Plus. The midsole uses CushIon material. The design is inspired by the Air Talaria running shoe. KD” branding appears on the tongue and forefoot. It rests on Zoom cushioning and a TPU upper for stability. The Nike KD 17 “Penny” will be released on May 24. It will be available from selected retailers and on Nike.com for 150 euros.

Nike KD 17 Bink

Kevin Durant’s passion for hip-hop inspired the 2022 Nike KD 15 “Producer Pack” model. In 2024, the Nike KD 17 Bink will take over. This colorway of the Nike KD 17 pays tribute to Bink. The producer is famous for his collaborations with Roc-A-Fella Records and Jay-Z on “The Blueprint”. The design of the Nike KD 17 Bink blends earthy tones of brown, beige and orange. Bink’s signature is featured in white on a brown seam below the Swoosh. There’s also a nod to Bink on the heel, with an embroidered motif depicting Bink with hands. This homage is rounded off by “HUMBLE” lettering on the outsole. The release date for this colorway is scheduled for mid-June.

KD 17: release date

The first colorway of the KD 17 should be available from May 17, 2024 on the Nike website. If you’re planning a trip to the USA during the playoffs, you might be able to get your hands on this pair of shoes a little earlier than the rest of the World. In fact, the release date for this model is scheduled for around April 26.

The price of the KD 17 shoes

The KD 17 will be available in France at a price ranging from 150 to 170 euros. This price variation is explained by the choice of color. Recognized as one of the best basketball shoes of 2024, the KD 17s are a symbol of Kevin Durant’s reputation. They are appreciated for their superior technical quality and first-rate materials.

Although slightly more expensive than other models from the comma brand, the KD 17s justify their price with cutting-edge specifications and meticulous design. They offer responsiveness, comfort and durability. This makes them a wise investment for basketball enthusiasts. Designed to withstand multiple training sessions, the KD 17 promise longevity and performance.

Athletes wearing the Nike KD 17

In addition to Kevin Durant, for whom the KD 17 is named, many professional basketball players are fans of this shoe range.

Kevin Durant

The Phoenix Suns superstar is the main ambassador for the Nike KD 17. He was the first player to wear this pair of sneakers in a match. It was during the first of the NBA 2024 playoffs, in Game 1 between the Suns and the Timberwolves.

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Alan Le Bolloch

Alan is the founder and photographer of 3PTSHOT! For over 10 years, he has been sharing his passion for basketball on this blog. He regularly travels to the USA to cover NBA games. Alan is also the author of the book "Create a successful website: make a living from your passion and realize your dreams".