Given that Kevin Durant is one of the most marketable athletes in the NBA, and that he also happens to wear glasses, it seemed like only a matter of time before Nike and KD teamed up for his own optical line. Launching this month in adult sizes and in January for young athletes, the NK 7230 KD and the NK 5530 KD feature Durant’s signature logo. For more information and to find a retailer near you, head over to Nike Vision’s website. Until then, here’s more on the forthcoming eyewear from our friends at Nike:
This season, Nike Vision will launch an optical collection in collaboration with one of today’s great basketball players, reigning MVP Kevin Durant. The collection will consist of two unisex styles: an adult sunglass, the NK 7230 KD, as well as a Young Athlete design, the NK 5530 KD. The NK 7230 KD launches this month, while the NK 5530 KD will be available beginning in January 2015. Both feature Durant’s signature logo and will retail at select optical providers.
The NK 7230 KD features a classic, vintage-inspired square shape. A lightweight acetate front is complemented with injected temples, while pin hinge construction accompanies a sturdy five-barrel hinge. Rich colorations complement Durant’s logo on the inner temple. The NK 7230 KD will be available in three color ways: Black and Noble Red; Tokyo Tortoise and Raw Umber; and Midnight Navy with Tropical Teal. The style will retail for approximately $245.
January 2015 sees the arrival of the NK 5530 KD, a versatile design ideal for teenagers and adults with petite builds. Spring hinges provide durability on the eyewear, which is also equipped with an occipital fit temple design. Like the NK 7230 KD, the NK 5530 KD also features Durant’s signature logo on the inner temple. The style will come in two color ways: Navy, Tortoise and Tropical Teal and Black and Noble Red. The NK 5530 KD will retail for approximately $185.
“Since I wear glasses as part of my daily routine, it was a natural extension for me to become involved with eyewear,” said Durant. “This is a new venture for me, and I’m excited for fans to see the final outcome of the product. As with my footwear, I haven’t compromised any technical details for aesthetics, and vice versa.”