The Nike KD 6 NSW Lifestyle QS “People’s Champ”
Keven Durant is all over the place these days, and he can thank his hard work ethic for that. The guys over at Nike Sportswear have also recognized this quality and felt they should pay homage with a new collaboration. The KD x NSW “People’s Champ” follows up the popular “Birthday” edition, but has an entirely different feel to its predecessor. Since the shoe recognizes Durant’s humble working class roots they’ve gone for materials synonymous with blue collar workers, thus illustrating yet another trait that makes him so great. The Nike KD 6 NSW Lifestyle QS “People’s Champ” is going for $120 and is available in-store today and online tomorrow, October 17th, at 10AM EST.
Using work-wear as their chief inspiration in illustrating KD’s upbringing, the shoe’s upper is comprised mostly of indigo denim, with an embossed Swoosh up by the toe cap. The high-top silhouette features an embossed KD, and reaches its heights by utilizing a wheat-colored canvas on the lateral side. This is similar to a typical work boot, and they extend this theme via metal eyelets and boot-like laces, both furthering the look. The “People’s Champ” employs the signature Lifestyle double tongue, the first of which features a brown stitched KD logo surrounded by a rich red and black plaid print that begins right where the laces end. Nothing screams “working man” quite like a lumberjack, and NSW has done a good job summoning their hardened aura. The hidden tongue is grey, and matches with the bottom portion of the visible one. The midsole is made of an all-black rubber with the exception of two red splashes that bleed into the upper right by the pinky toe. This not only adds some contrast to its darker neighboring colors, but ties the front in with the tongue. The outsole stays mostly indigo colored to match with the upper, but also has some red elements stemming from the aforementioned spot in the midsole.
As you can see by the pictures, everything works together to build one of the most truly unique releases in a while. Bravo, guys. The Nike KD 6 NSW Lifestyle QS “People’s Champ” is going for $120 and is available in-store today and online tomorrow, October 17th, at 10AM EST.