Tuesday October 27th, 2015

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

Brand: Nike
Sneaker: KD8
Signature athlete: Kevin Durant
Colorway: Road Game

Story: When Kevin Durant hits the road, he does it in blue. The new KD8 Road Game, launching Friday, Oct. 30, embraces those colors with a “blue lagoon" fade and reflective black accents. The KD8 launched this summer and already sports a variety of colorways and designs on the Flyweave upper, the only basketball sneaker in the Nike line to make use of the weave that allows for pinpoint coloring.

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

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