Thursday August 27th, 2015

Kicks and Colors spotlights the variety of colorways—and the stories that go with—that brands’ unveil in key basketball sneakers.

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Brand: Nike

Sneaker: KD8

Signature athlete: Kevin Durant

Colorway: Hunt’s Hill Night

Story: The Flyweave upper of the KD8 was touted as a new, stronger canvas for performance and aesthetics. Nike isn’t wasting any time making it come to life, releasing on Sept. 2 the third colorway of the brand-new KD8 basketball sneaker. The latest release, the Hunt’s Hill Night, plays off the fact that a young Durant would finish his day on his nearby hill, taking on the 75-foot incline 25 times. Of course, this is the second Hunt’s Hill-inspired colorway, as the sunrise released earlier in bright oranges and reds. For the night version, Nike offers night silver, deep pewter, tumbled grey and green glow.

Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, design and sneakers for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.

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