#ThunderUP . We won’t make it a secret … KD is our guy over here at Rap Haterz. Until recently, the masses haven’t really had an appreciation for numba’ 35’s NIKE footwear. Luckily for you guys, we’ve been on it. Here we’ll give you our Fav’ 5 KD Sneaker Moments and a couple of times when he wore em’ (and just so happened to cook people on the court at the “Samn Damn Time”) …
#5 KD I & KD II “Creamsicle”
The OKC Thunder’s colors are eye-catching (sorry Knicks fans), and it usually has a good effect when it crosses over to footwear. The KD 1 wasn’t a very memorable sneaker, but the creamsicle colorway made it so. That began a history of very “loud” sneaker colors for Durantula and also saw fit to the only other creamsicle release in the two.
#4 KD IV “NBA FINALS” PE
Set to be unleashed in Game 1 … saw ’em over at DimeMag and made a late switch in the list. How could I not put the sneaker that could possibly define the rest of his career, a clash of the NIKE Titans in going to battle against Lebron, and up for debate … title of best basketball player on planet Earth. Yes.
#3 KD IV “Galaxy” All-Star Game 2012
Besides being such an icey colorway (with glow in the dark bottoms), KD got his first all-star game MVP and some major respect for a few highlights he made …
#2 KD IV “Year of the Dragon”
Kevin didn’t actually get on the court with these, but the Year of the Dragons need some mention. Details are important folks, and the Year of the Dragon comes equipped with a dope ass box (the All-Star Game 3’s also come with a nice one). The OKC color scheme is also present and makes a point to be seen in this loud colorway.
#1 KD IV “NERF”
Ah, the legendary NERF’s. People went ape-shit when these hit the market (and saw KD’s highest grossing sneaker in terms of resale value). Designed after the infamous nerf ball, they are the wildest colorway by far. Did we also mention it comes with a miniature hoop and ball inside the box?
WTF?! Has Jeremy Scott finally lost it? … By “it” we mean his mind. His eye for creative, eye-catching, and original design is still there … but … (looks at picture again) … what are those? They look like a child on shrooms drew ’em up. I’m sure somebody out there will buy them, and I will be there to set them on fire.
For adidas Originals’ latest series of collaborative sneakers, the brand has again partnered with American fashion designer Jeremy Scott to create this JS Bear shoe for the label’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The two have worked together extensively in the past on full clothing lines and footwear, but this summer’s love-inspired JS Bear is arguably one of Scott’s most outlandish offerings yet. These day-glo high-tops are head-turners enough without the psychedelic floral pattern and teddy bear integrated directly into the shoe’s upper. Look for the JS Bear sneaker at adidas Originals stockists this fall. – HB
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