The KD7 Lightning 534 is the latest weather-themed colorway released by Nike to honor Kevin Durant, the NBA superstar who, growing up, was always interested in meteorology and actually dreamed of being a weatherman.
The shoe pays tribute to KD's electrifying performances on the court and is inspired by the electricity inherent in New York City. The shoe is inspired specifically by the famous lightning rod situated at Fifth Ave and 34th Street. At this location, a purple hue often radiates above New York City's skyline during lightning strikes.
The KD7 Lightning 534 has a rich purple hue that captures that of the New York City sky when lightning strikes. The graphics on the Nike Swoosh and the outsole are inspired by visual representations of weather patterns.