KD 8 Perseverance
Images via Nike

by Brendan Dunne

The KD 8 will don a China-inspired colorway with this, the upcoming Nike KD 8 "Perseverance."

In a rare occurrence, the first time that the shoes are being seen is via Nike's official images.

The sneaker is described as representing perseverance and resilience, with the national flower of China, the plum blossom, appearing on the tongues as symbols of these strengths. Flowery sneakers may seem strange in the winter, but the plum blossom is known to bloom even in the snow, hence the timing on this one.

The KD 8 "Perseverance" will launch in China on Feb. 6. There's no word yet of a U.S. release. 

Nike KD 8 "Perseverance"
Team Red/Bright Crimson-White-Sail-University Red
Style #: 800259-661