Nike Basketball unveiled Kevin Durant's new signature shoe, the KD7, during a live online broadcast event Wednesday afternoon.
According to Nike, Durant teamed with Nike designer Leo Chang to create the KD7, a process that began 18 months ago.
Officials say the challenge was trumping the KD6, Durant's favorite shoe to-date and the model he wore in his MVP season while averaging 32 points per game and winning a fourth scoring title.
According to Nike officials, KD's childhood interest in pursuing a career as a meteorologist first inspired the KD4 Weatherman colorway in 2011. The theme was incorporated into his fifth and sixth signature shoes and continues to take shape with the KD7.
Personal cues are featured on each of the KD7 colorways: a silhouette of his homestate of Maryland is embedded on the outsole; and the forefoot strap includes the names of his mother Wanda, his grandmother Barbara, his father Wayne and his brother Tony.
The KD7 will also be available for young athletes, from infants and toddlers to pre-school and grade school.
The KD7 is available at Nike.com and select global retail locations beginning June 26. The KD7 July 4th colorway precedes the KD7 35,000 Degrees colorway debuting July 12. The KD7 is available for customization now at Nike.com/NIKEiD.