It’s not often that you see an NBA player with its own shoe come out with a colorway that pays homage to another player. But that’s exactly what we see here as Kevin Durant’s Nike KD 8 “Vinary” will pay tribute to his favorite NBA players while growing up. Vince Carter formerly of the Toronto Raptors and Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics.

The way the Nike KD 8 “Vinary” pays tribute to those said players is by utilizing the colors that the childhood heroes wore on their team jerseys. Black and green can be seen on the upper representing Larry Bird, and purple and crimson can be seen on the lower half of the shoe representing Vince Carter. Now you’re probably wondering how the nickname of the shoe came about, right? That’s pretty simple, “Vinary” is made out of putting Vince and Larry together, yup, that’s it. Set to release October 1st for $180. Are you feeling the theme and look of the Nike KD 8 “Vinary”.

via: Nike

 Author’s Take

I can dig it. They could have used better color options to really make it a true tribute, as in green and white up top, and red and purple down low. Either way, pretty cool tribute.

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