Nike N7 was created to help recognize and inspire sports participation in the Native American and Aboriginal populations. As Kevin Durant tells you himself in a video below, in Oklahoma City “there’s a lot of Native Americans.” Tonight, KD will pay tribute to them by wearing this special Nike N7 Zoom KD IV.
If you’re wondering where the “N7″ comes from, it’s inspired by an old Iroquois and Native American concept which asserts that all decisions should be reflected on in the context of how it would impact and benefit seven generations into the future. We did our part by deciding not to waste trees and run this story on the Internet. Recycle the link with a friend.
Full Nike press release below…
KEVIN DURANT UNVEILS THE NEW NIKE N7 ZOOM KDIV
Kevin Durant to debut the new Nike N7 Zoom KDIV shoe.
Tonight Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder will debut the new Nike N7 Zoom KDIV in a home contest against the LA Clippers to support N7, a community program and fund dedicated to providing access to sport and physical activity for Native American and Aboriginal communities with a focus on youth. Playing in Oklahoma has brought Kevin close to the cause, and he collaborated with Nike’s basketball and N7 teams to find a meaningful way to give back to the fans and community who have supported him by raising awareness for N7. “Everybody Leaves a Footprint” is the N7 tagline, referencing how each of us inevitably has an impact that affects future generations. The N7 Zoom KDIV is Kevin’s footprint.
The Nike N7 Zoom KDIV will be available in white and black later this spring at Nikestore.com and Nike retail locations as part of the Summer 2012 Nike N7 collection. The turquoise color highlighted on the special version of his signature shoe is deeply symbolic of friendship and community in Native American culture, and is the foundation color of the N7 collection. A portion of profits from sales of the N7 collection help to support the N7 Fund, which awards grants to Native American and Aboriginal grassroots sport and fitness programs for youth. The fund has raised more than $1 million for grantees since it began, including the Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Council and local program 4 The Love of the Game. Learn more at www.niken7.com.