An Interstellar Icon Returns: Nike KD 4 “Galaxy”

Originally launched in 2012 as part of a “Galaxy” collection commemorating the NBA All-Star Game that year, the Nike KD 4 “Galaxy” captured the imagination of sneakerheads and basketball fans alike. Now, more than a decade later, Nike is bringing back this celestial classic for a new generation to enjoy.

The “Galaxy” KD 4 is a testament to Nike's creativity and attention to detail. Its design draws inspiration from intergalactic exploration, with a shimmering “Metallic Silver” upper with bright “Total Orange” accents reminiscent of spacesuits. One of the standout features of the sneaker is the NASA-inspired flight patches adorning the padded tongues, adding an authentic touch of space-themed lore.

But it's not just the visual elements that make the “Galaxy” KD 4 a standout sneaker. Nike has infused the shoe with thoughtful details that enhance both its style and functionality. The midfoot straps display the words “Pull for Lockdown,” a nod to the instructions one might find on a spacecraft's seat belt. This not only adds to the shoe's thematic coherence but also serves as a reminder of Kevin Durant's lockdown defense on the court.

The attention to detail doesn't stop there. The foam midsoles, done in black, feature a speckled star-themed print, adding depth and texture to the design. Meanwhile, the glow-in-the-dark rubber outsole units ensure that these sneakers shine even in the darkest of environments, mimicking the luminescence of distant stars against the night sky.

For fans eager to get their hands on this cosmic callback, mark your calendars for Thursday, February 15th. The Nike KD 4 “Galaxy” will be available both in-store and online at for a retail price of $130.