For A Grey Day: Nike KD7 Calm Before The Storm


Courtesy of Nike | featuring the Nike KD7 Calm Before The Storm

Like the deceptive calm before a storm, Kevin Durant can strike unpredictably and from anywhere on the court. At one moment he may appear cool and poised, but within a second he can instantly strike for 20 points in a quarter with lightning-quick decision making.

Nike designers have woven this weather narrative into Durant’s seventh signature shoe, as the Nike KD7 Calm Before the Storm finds inspiration in KD’s game of steadily intensifying danger on the court. The shoe’s grey and pink color suggests a tranquil horizon before an impending storm.

Personal cues that are featured on each KD7 include a silhouette of Durant’s home state of Maryland embedded on the outsole and the names of his mother Wanda, his grandmother Barbara, his father Wayne and his brother Tony are featured on the forefoot strap.

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Sandy Dover

Senior Editor & Equity Partner at The BMF with Complex Media
Sandy Dover serves as Senior Editor of The BMF, presiding over performance, fashion, and product editorial in Lifestyle. A Leadership Board Member and Equity Partner of The BMF as well, Sandy precedes his time with the Complex Media Network partner as a feature writer, multimedia producer-photographer, and event correspondent for a number of major media publications and outlets, including Yahoo!, SLAM, and ESPN, the latter where he is still currently contributing for espnW. Sandy is an industry insider concerning the NBA, footwear and sportswear, product, technology, lifestyle & fashion, and fitness & training.

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