As you can see, Nike and KD went without a mid foot strap and lacking the Air Max unit that was seen on the KD 8. Using a low top model, the tongue and collar does extend a bit higher then its predecessor. Once again, the latest Kevin Durant signature shoe is designed by Leo Chang and comes in low top form. Featuring a Flyknit upper along with a distinct honeycomb structure precisely knit for the multidimensional movement of basketball and Durant’s lateral quickness. Using a tapered Zoom Air unit from the heel to the toe which took three years of testing. In addition the Air unit is filled with fibers that compress with each stride for responsiveness. Nike has also minimized the midsole that will again add to the responsiveness of the shoes. Anatomical flex grooves are used through the forefoot to aid in natural transitions.