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Kevin Durant loved PB&Js as a kid, so Nike created some PB&J-themed shoes (pics/vids)


Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has many fond memories of enjoying peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a youngster growing up in Seat Pleasant, Md. The childhood lunch staple now has served as the inspiration behind the latest incarnation of Nike’s line of Kevin Durant sneakers: The KD VI, his sixth signature Nike shoe whose original version was released in June.

Launching Oct. 19 and announced on Tuesday, the KD VI PB&J features a peanut-gold and maroon accents highlighted by a “food-themed” Nike Swoosh bearing a “jelly-like” appearance.

I don’t know whether to eat it or wear it.

Additional photos and an inside look at the “tasty” kicks follows.

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ā€œIā€™d spend hours with my Aunt Pearl as a kid just listening to her advice and eating her PB&J sandwiches,ā€ said Durant. ā€œGreat memories.”

So there you go. Durant’s love for Aunt Pearl’s PB&Js have been turned into a pair of shoes that presumably will retail for $130, if the kicks sell for the same price as early versions of the KD VI line. Brilliant!

I suppose those who are a little pickier about how their PB&Js are served can request that the crusts be cut off if they like, but it probably won’t do them any good.