Official KD VII (7) Thread Updated Technology/Look Info and Release Dates

Which Was the Best Colorway?

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Kevin Durant's seventh signature shoe brought back the midsole strap from the KD II and KD IV, a feature that many fans of the line were happy to see and that Durant himself requested[sup]1[/sup]. Nike continued the overall "weather" theme that has become a staple of the KD line. A successful follow-up to the very popular KD VI  was very important to keep the momentum of the line going strong.

The construction of the shoe brought some previously unused materials to a KD signature shoe. For the first time, Hyperposite is used on the heel area for extra strength while the front of the shoe is made of mesh and dynamic Flywire.

The names of KD's family members are imprinted on the underside of the strap. Wanda (his mother), Tony (his brother), Barbara (his grandmother) and Wayne (his father) are all listed. On the outsole, KD's home state of Maryland is visible. If you look closely enough, you'll see that KD's number 35 imprinted on the strap is made up of 5 number 7's (5x7=35!).

The base price of the KD VII was $150, with limited colorways being marked up to $170. Again, fans have voiced their complaints with the ever-increasing price of KD's signature shoes.

Like the KD VI, the KD VII received a unique branded box to set it apart from other Nike basketball shoes. Weather patterns were used on a blue and grey box.

The KD VII was unveiled June 25, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. with host Ahmad Rashad talking to KD and Leo Chang about the shoe and answering some fan questions.
USA 6/28:​
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"35,000 Degrees" 7/12:​
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"Global Game" 8/2:​
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"Calm Before The Storm" 8/16:​
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"Easy Money" 9/10:​
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"Good Apples" 10/4:​
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"Uprising" 10/16:​
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"On the Road" 10/23:​
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KD VII Premium ($170) 11/22:​
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"Lightning 534" 11/25:​
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KD VII EXT SUEDE 12/13​
WILD WEST 12/19:​
EGG NOG (CHRISTMAS)  12/26​
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KD7 EXT 'LONGHORN STATE'  01/09​
  ROAD CAMO/LACQUER BLUE  01/15​
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   BHM (BLACK HISTORY MONTH)  01/24​
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KD VII EXT FLORAL  02/12​
ZOOM CITY (ALL-STAR GAME)  02/13​
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AUNT PEARL  02/19​
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WEATHERMAN  03/05​
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ELECTRIC EEL 03/19​
EASTER 04/02​
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[h3]TEAM (ELITE) 04/17[/h3]
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[h3]FLIGHT 05/01[/h3]
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[h3]EYBL (ELITE)  05/08[/h3]
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[h3]ELEVATE (ELITE)  05/15[/h3]
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[h3]ROSE GOLD (ELITE)   06/05[/h3]
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What The 06/20
van-nostrand  detail description of the releases with style codes​
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Hopefully these are made with better materials. I liked the look of the vi but couldn't deal with the bus seat upper they used
 

T0INE

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Looking forward to seeing what they look like.
 
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i always start my collections at 7(not on purpose, just happens that way), so I guess KD will be no different.

posting for subscription purposes right now though.
 

Mister Meaner

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i always start my collections at 7(not on purpose, just happens that way), so I guess KD will be no different.

posting for subscription purposes right now though.
Make sense, this does not.
 
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I also hope they drop the "the cheap sig" mentality. At the prices they're charging this shoe should be top shelf.
 
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Really hoping they put a better tongue on these, wasn't feeling the tongue on the VIs.
 
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This is what I've pieced together so far via multiple sources online, maybe not 100% accurate on release dates but probably fairly close:
[table][tr][th="col"]Style Code[/th][th="col"]Nickname[/th][th="col"]Colorway[/th][th="col"]Release Date[/th][th="col"]Link[/th][/tr][tr][td]653996-146[/td][td]4th of July/USA[/td][td]White/Obsidian/Red[/td][td]June 28[/td][td]  [/td][/tr][tr][td]653996-840[/td][td]  [/td][td]Mango/Grey/Volt/Blue[/td][td]July 12[/td][td]  [/td][/tr][tr][td]653996-060[/td][td]  [/td][td]Magnet Grey[/td][td]August 2[/td][td]FNL[/td][/tr][tr][td]653996-330[/td][td]Easy Money[/td][td]Mystic Green/Bone/Brown/Green[/td][td]September 6[/td][td]FNL[/td][/tr][tr][td]653996-063[/td][td]  [/td][td]Purple/Grey/Tourquoise[/td][td]October 4[/td][td]  [/td][/tr][tr][td]653996-370[/td][td]  [/td][td]Lightning/Hyper Jade/Black/Volt[/td][td]October 18[/td][td]  [/td][/tr][tr][td]653996-535[/td][td]  [/td][td]?[/td][td]?[/td][td]FNL[/td][/tr][/table]
 
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Mr Dink

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Looking forward to it. I will most likely be ditching the LeBron line and jump over to the KDs.
 
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