Winner 2023 / Fashion Sneakers / SNEAKERS

NIKE KD 2 ReDesign

Photo Credit: Creative Astronaut Ventures



  • Company
    Creative Astronaut Ventures
  • Brand
    Creative Astronaut
  • Lead Designer
    Quintin Williams
  • Design Team
    Quintin Williams
  • Client
  • Photo credit
    Creative Astronaut Ventures
  • Prize
    Winner in SNEAKERS
  • Expertise

This project was created by myself to explore iconic signature shoes and recreate/update them. In this particular series, I focused on the NIKE KD 2. There were two components that I kept as design elements: the clean upper and the ribbed exterior heel counter but accentuate it more. One silhouette I've always loved was the NIKE Zoom Ultraflight, so I bridged that iconic TPU Support Shell and applied it to the heel to give more aggressive sculpting. I aimed to make the side profile as clean as possible to mimic KD's smooth playing style as the original model did - but just updated. The in