Following the release of a http://freshnessmag.com/2013/07/03/nike-kd-vi-bamboo/” target=”_blank”>preview image and subsequent http://freshnessmag.com/2013/07/14/nike-kd-vi-bamboo-officially-unveiled-with-kevin-durant-and-leo-chang/” target=”_blank”>official unveiling in Shanghai, the http://nike.com/” target=”_blank”>Nike KD VI “Bamboo” is finally set to hit store shelves. As the name suggests, the shoe’s design echoes the traditional Chinese values associated with bamboo: balance, harmony, toughness and versatility. Bamboo is known to undergo a transformation in its fifth year, which parallels Kevin Durant’s development, as the NBA All-Star is on the cusp of his fifth year in the league. The upper is overlaid with a tonal bamboo graphic, while the green and bronze coloring is inspired by bamboo in its different stages of growth. Special design elements include a KD logo on the outsole drawn from the Chinese character for bamboo, and a sockliner bearing a design inspired by the “Six Arts” of ancient Chinese culture. The Nike KD VI is scheduled to launch September 14th worldwide.