words // Brandon Richard
via Press Release
On April 11, Kevin Durant will debut the new N7 version of his Nike KD V signature shoe. N7 is Nike’s commitment to bring sport and all its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in North America, with a focus on youth.
Inspired by modern Native art, the N7 KD V features a turquoise upper and an all-over yellow fade print. Turquoise is symbolic of friendship in many Native communities, and yellow is one of four colors on a traditional Native American medicine wheel, representing movement and the four direction. Durant's logo appears on the right side, while N7 adorns the left.
“Playing in Oklahoma City has connected me to the mission of Nike N7 and the meaningful impact that it has with Native Americans here and across North America,” said Durant. “The new N7 KDV is very special — I believe in the power of sport to change lives and I support helping youth in Native American communities experience the positive benefits of being physically active.”
This is the second-straight year Durant has worked with Nike's basketball and N7 teams to design a special version of his signature shoe. Included with this release is an N7 KD T-Shirt, featuring a unique KD graphic inspired by Native American art and the dynamic characteristics of his game.
The Summer 2013 N7 collection will be widely available beginning April 13 at select Nike retail locations, nikestore.com, and for the first time at select Foot Locker locations across the United States and Canada and on Footlocker.com.
Visit Nike Inc for more information on the complete Summer '13 N7 Collection.