Nike KD VI Peanut Butter & Jelly – Detailed Look & Inspiration

Kevin Durant’s childhood craving for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches comes to life in the KD VI PB&J launching October 19.

As a kid growing up in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, Kevin Durant loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Whether on the rec center floor as an after school snack or at his Aunt Pearl’s house, the sandwiches were made with love from his grandma, aunt or mom.

Representing his carefree days as a kid, the KD VI PB&J continues the hometown storytelling that kicked off as KD joined with his community to launch his sixth Nike signature shoe in June.

“I’d spend hours with my Aunt Pearl as a kid just listening to her advice and eating her PB&J sandwiches,” said Durant. “Great memories.”

For the first time in Nike’s history, a food-themed Swoosh comes alive on the shoe’s upper with a jelly-like look. Peanut-gold and maroon are featured on the upper and outsole.

The KD VI Peanut Butter & Jelly launches in limited quantities on Oct. 19 at select retail locations and

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  1. (insert peanut butter jelly song here) I like getting the story behind the shoes, this seems legit. The sad thing is it’s only a matter of time before every shoe has a “story”. That purple on there is so clean.

  2. Does anyone know if the heel to toe transition on these is the same as the 5s?
    I had a chronic achilles issue for years that led to a rupture. Before the rupture, and now that I’m recovering, most shoes pull really hard on my heel/achilles in the heel to toe transition. The KD 5s feel great EXCEPT the attached tongue doesn’t agree with the top of my feet! I’m actually considering
    I’m wondering if these would offer the same feel, or if anyone has any other suggestions. My current inventory is: Lebron 10, Kobe 8 x2, Melo 9, and KD5s.

    1. I’m not sure what you’re trying to point out on the heel to toe transition, but as far as i know, the whole shoe will keep your feet contained, which is why the lockdown of these is tremendous. Though this being a low top shoe, I’m not sure if you’re achilles would still get problems with these. As long as you use comfortable socks that won’t loosen your heel you should be fine. The heel has cushion to make things balance with zoom units. If you want to play safe though, I suggest you use protective covering with the whole foot. KD Vs have cushioned heel cups which would really feel great, same with Melo M9. What are your thoughts NW?

      1. Thanks for the input. I’ll try to explain. Think about it from a body mechanics point of view. When in stride your heel touches first then you roll to the ball of your foot then the toe. As your foot makes that transition more pressure is placed on the Achilles, which is where I have bad problems with insertional tendinitis. The more rocker a shoe has, the less pressure is put on your Achilles (think about running shoes). Most people may not even notice, but with my injury and issues I can feel a ton of difference! It’s literally the difference between looking like I’m missing a leg because I’m limping so bad, and almost having a normal stride. So out of all of my shoes, my KD 5s have the best feel in that area, but because of the attached tongue the hurt like hell where the tongue is connected. I’m thinking the 6s may be a good choice if they have that same stride/heel to toe feel, but without the attached tongue issue.

        1. then these may not be really suited for you. i know, a lot of people complain about the overlapping tongue on this shoe especially about their bone structure. I would hoop in the KD VI as long as it wouldn’t give problems for me tongue. These are KD’s shoes, built specifically for him. I don’t think these are suited for you, cuz they’ll only be fit for you according to the cushion, which is impeccably insane. If the tongue is a problem, and you’ll know it coming, and you’re not absolutely sure, don’t buy these. There are more shoes suited for you which are low top *ehem* *ehem* *Kobe 8*

  3. Watch them start making food colorways oh check the watermellon lebron 11 (designed a pair on nikeid) and these rice and beans hyperdunk 2013 hahahahahaha

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