Dubbed, “Fire & Ice”, this release is inspired by when Kevin Durant was a kid back in Maryland practicing in the winter. While playing outside, his hands would get ice cold. To warm them up, he’d try to pour hot water over them, which would give his hands a burning sensation.
So as a nod to that memory, one of the Nike KD 9 colorways comes in Red and the other in Icy Blue. Each tongue tag is done in the opposite color, while sitting atop an icy outsole.