Back to back NBA Championships, back to back Finals MVP, and a fat new contract with the Warriors; life is good for Kevin Durant. To cap off his legendary summer, Nike is debuting the superstars eleventh signature style, Nike KD11. Durant wanted a shoe that felt broken-in right out of the box, so head designer Leo Chang concocted a performance silhouette featuring a rubber cup sole that boasts a combination of Nike’s React and Zoom cushioning technologies, offering excellent responsiveness without sacrificing even a speck of comfort. The shoe’s Flyknit upper was constructed with a softer knit and a different collar than the two previous models, design tweaks that were inspired by last summer’s Nike Air Sock Racer-a shoe that Durant expressed his admiration for to Chang. The end result of the two’s collaborative process? A shoe that boasts the light-weight comfortable feel of a premium runner, while still offering all the rugged performance a player the caliber of the Slim Reaper needs to stay on top of his game. You could describe the KD11 as California casual. Or simply acknowledge it as the ultimate merger of laid-back chill shoe and performance basketball equipment.