Kevin Durant’s journey on the road has brought him around the world and back multiple times as he enters his eighth year in the pros. Durant has logged roughly 225 hours of playing time in away games since entering the league, which has prepared him well for the demands of road trips.
As reigning MVP on one of the league’s most successful road teams, Durant has faced a fair share of opposing crowds. The pressure builds character, and Durant has welcomed the pressure with open arms.
“Success is not a destination, it’s a journey,” said Durant. “I approach each road game like a business trip where we have a job to do — this is part of the journey.”
At every chance on the road, Durant looks for an open gym for training and shooting even beyond his team commitments. Even if it’s 30 minutes for a shoot-around, it’s worth the effort to Durant. He’s a road warrior who never takes time off.
The KD7 On the Road features a blue, orange, silver and black color scheme that’s set off with a distinctive blue strap. As the eighth KD7 colorway to release since the shoe’s debut in June, the KD7 On the Road’s tribute to thunder continues the creative narrative connected to weather. Atmospheric graphics on the orange outsole and a silver Swoosh are nods to the weather and Durant’s fascination with meteorology.
The KD7 On the Road shoe debuts on nike.com and at select retail locations globally on Oct. 23.
Leo Chang, Designer of The KD7
Leo graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Industrial Design. Since 2008 he has been working closely with KD on his signature line, bringing together Nike innovation with Durant’s personal stories.