During 2011′s NBA lockout, Nike Basketball asked Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant this: If you couldn’t be a basketball player, what would you want to be for a living? His response: a TV weatherman – a choice that ultimately led to the creation of the “Weatherman” Nike Zoom KD IV. Now, for the latest evolution in the Durant-as-meteorologist storyline, Nike presents the “Meteorology” edition of the Leo Chang-designed Nike KD VI. First previewed at the launch event for the silhouette in KD’s hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, the shoe boasts a Black/Atomic Red-Medium Olive-Noble Red colorway and is marked by the appearance of a topographical map and grid pattern throughout its synthetic upper – designs which pay homage to Durant’s basketball journey as the longitudinal coordinates for D.C.; Austin, Texas; and OKC all make appearances. Cushioned with a combination of Zoom and Max Air units and donning Flywire technology for lightweight support, the Nike KD VI “Meteorology” is due out at Nike Basketball retailers in limited quantities this Saturday, August 3 for $130 USD.
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