September 17th, 2013 by John Kim / 23
After a celebrated launch of the new model on June 27th in Kevin Durant’s hometown of Seat Pleasant, MD, Nike Basketball is ready to roll out the next wave of outstanding colorways of the Nike KD 6 in just a few short weeks. Nike will introduce five new color-combos inspired by Durant’s personal stories on and off the court, starting with the Texas colorway on October 1st. Following the Texas is the Peanut Butter & Jelly, the OKC Away, the Maryland Blue Crab, and the Precision Timing. These special colorways were a team effort among Durant, Design Director Leo Chang, and the Nike Basketball design team, with each special release telling its own unique story, and beginning this October 1st, Nike will introduce each with some special surprises and insight from KD himself. Continue on for a detailed preview and release dates of each of the upcoming releases and stay tuned to Sneaker News for more KD 6 Release Dates and info.
KD 6 Texas: Durant has fond memories of his days playing in Texas. Inspired by the state’s magnificent stars and big sky, the shoe includes a burnt orange, black and mint color palette. Release Date: 10/10/13
KD 6 Peanut Butter & Jelly: Aunt Pearl would always bring a young KD his favorite childhood snack, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, when he was away from home. She would drop off the sandwiches at the Seat Pleasant Activity Center while KD was busy developing his game. His appetite for hard work continues to this day, with PB&J as an ongoing reminder. Release Date: 10/19/13
KD 6 Away: The road is where teams are tested. Playing away in hostile arenas is where KD feels his game is tested and perfected. Whether it’s the front row or last row, KD wants all the fans on the road to be able to see his KD VI Away shoe with his black, orange and blue color combination. Release Date: 10/31/13
KD 6 Maryland Blue Crab: The state of Maryland is well known for its crab feasts. KD is a big fan of blue crab, which is indigenous to his home state. It is still one of his favorite foods to this day. Release Date: 11/29/13
KD 6 Precision Timing: Inspired by the precision craftsmanship of a wristwatch, the KD VI includes both performance and aesthetic cues tied to timing and clockwork. Whether it’s the hidden outsole detailing or radial brushed texture marks on the midsole, this special colorway accentuates details with a metallic palette. Release Date: 12/7/13
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