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Thunder: KD’s new kicks

by Jenni Carlson Modified: April 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm •  Published: April 9, 2013
The new Nike Zoom KDV N7
The new Nike Zoom KDV N7

Kevin Durant’s got a new pair of shoes.

Later this week, the Thunder superstar will debut a new version of his signature Nike Zoom KDV. The shoe is called the Nike Zoom KDV N7, and it is turquoise with pops of yellow, nods to symbolic colors in the Native American community.

Why the Native American link?

Nike N7 is a project launched by Nike in 2009, and it has raised more than $2 million for Native American and Aboriginal youth sports programs. Some of those funds have benefited Oklahoma-based groups such as the Native Youth Sports Foundation, which oversees the Jim Thorpe Games, and the Ottawa County Boys & Girls Clubs.

This is the second time Durant has done a special N7 version of his shoe.

“Playing in Oklahoma City has connected me to the mission of Nike N7 and the meaningful impact that it has with Native Americans here and across North America,” Durant said in a Nike press release. “The new N7 KDV is very special — I believe in the power of sport to change lives and I support helping youth in Native American communities experience the positive benefits of being physically active.”

So, what do you think of the shoe?

Love it? Hate it?

Let your opinion be known.

If you want to buy your own pair, Nike says the entire N7 collection will be  available starting Saturday.


by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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