June 26th, 2014 by John Kim / 5
Above: Nike KD 7 Collection for kids
SN: What’s more impactful for you – the “DC” aspect of your shoe, or the “Weatherman” identity?
KD: For sure, the DC aspect. I can’t forget where I came from, and this place molded me to what I am – culturally, emotionally, physically, everything, you know. So i just wanted to give back and let people know where I come from, and it’s even more important that the kids get to experience it too. The Weatherman thing is cool and all, but DC is what I am.
SN: So what’s your opinion on the whole “Weatherman” personality that you’ve become? It started from one special colorway, but here today, it’s dictating the theme of the whole event. Did you think it would turn out to be significant?
KD: It’s pretty amazing. I think the Weatherman theme is going to last for a while. The Weatherman series, the Aunt Pearl series, the N7 series, we’ve got these different things happening and i’m happy with all of them, but the Weatherman might be my personal favorite. But the best thing about it all is just the anticipation, because I know everyone’s looking forward to what the next Aunt Pearl or N7 is, but so am I. I’m always asking “what do the next Aunt Pearl’s look like” (laughs).