If you’re going to debut a new shoe, why not get the biggest audience possible.
Kevin Durant unveiled his new KD 9s during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals Sunday night. This is the latest iteration of Durant’s signature Nike shoe.
From the Nike press release:
In response to Kevin Durant’s trademark versatility and impressive court coverage (approximately four miles a game and 15 marathons a season), it offers support, comfort and responsiveness via the most advanced construction of Nike Flyknit and Zoom Air technologies to date, adapted to basketball’s specifications.
Designed by Leo Chang, the low-cut shoe features a Flyknit upper engineered down to the pixel for maximum containment. Specifically, it features a pattern with a distinct honeycomb structure precisely knit for the multidimensional movement of basketball and Durant’s lateral quickness.
The shoes seem to work for Durant, who shot 5-of-9 for 18 points to start the game, getting the Thunder out to double-digit leads.