Nike KD 7 ‘Calm Before the Storm’

Nike KD 7 ‘Calm Before the Storm’

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words // Brandon Richard
images // Darrell Martin

Continuing to tell the story of Kevin Durant’s childhood fascination with meteorology, Nike will release the ‘Calm Before the Storm’ colorway this weekend.

The shoe’s grey and pink colorway is indicative of skies that appear to be tranquil before the onset of a powerful storm. Likewise, Durant remains calm throughout an on-court frenzy.

Engineered to the specifications of the MVP, the KD 7 features forefoot mesh, a Hyperposite heel wrap and a midfoot cross-strap for a lockdown fit.

These Nike basketball shoes release at Eastbay for $150 this Saturday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.

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Available 8/16: Nike KD 7 ‘Calm Before the Storm’

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Nike KD 7 ‘4th of July’

Nike KD 7 ‘4th of July’

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words // Brandon Richard

Nike introduces Kevin Durant’s latest signature shoe, the Nike KD 7. The shoe fuses performance innovation with a creative narrative across give colorways that are centered on the weather.

With insight from Durant, Nike designer Leo Chang created a shoe that suited the MVP’s needs for quickness, power and unpredictability. Durant-inspired elements were worked into the color blocking, graphics and textures to tell stories.

The objective of the KD 7 was to make a shoe that provided Durant with quickness and forefoot flexibility typically reserved for point guards, combined with the stability and support in a shoe designed for a power forward. Chang accomplished this by using seamless forefoot mesh, dynamic Flywire technology and encapsulated Zoom in the front of the shoe. Hyperposite support in the heel and a newly developed visible Zoom Air bag provides responsive cushioning.

Hyperposite technology also makes its debut in KD’s line as a nod to his Maryland roots.

The KD 7 debuts in a USA-themed white, red and obsidian colorway to salute the country Durant loves for Independence Day. His love affair with fireworks (or man-made lightning) inspire the look.

You can grab a pair of Durant’s new Nike basketball shoes for $150 at Eastbay today.

Available: Nike KD 7 ‘4th of July’

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