Nike Zoom KD IV “Year of the Dragon” Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, Nike has once again drawn inspiration from the Chinese zodiac for the release of this winter’s “Year of the Dragon” collection. With impeccable attention to detail, four models have been reworked to capture their association with the mythical creature. It’s time to take a closer look at the Nike Zoom KD IV.

Kevin Durant was born in the Year of the Dragon, and he demonstrates dragon-like power on the court. As 2012 is the year of water dragon, the Nike Basketball design team incorporated an array of water elements into the Nike Zoom KD IV.

The signature strap, in combination with the wave pattern on the tongue and the laser-etched blue shadows, creates a rippling effect. The water dragon surrounding the KD logo on the counter highlights oriental association. The whole piece is dominated by light blue and light mango, symbolic of thunder.

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