Kevin Durant Explains Why His Shoes Are Expensive – The prices for NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s shoes are skyrocketing, and he has the perfect reason for it.
Older installments of his shoes, such as the KD2, cost $88 (N25,000) on their release, but the last edition, the KD9, costs a way higher $150 (N42,000).
Speaking to Nick De Paula of sneakers website NiceKicks, Durant revealed his shoes were now more expensive because he was now a superstar player in the league.
“As humbly as I can say it, I’m not a $88 player. I’m an elite player in the league,” Durant said. “On these shoes, you get it all, and for a nice price. You get the newest innovation, you get the newest Zoom bag, and you get my story along with it. If you’re a fan of what I do in the game of basketball, this is perfect for you. As I evolved as a player, I knew that the shoes, in order for it to stay on the same course and trajectory [that I was headed], I might have to come up a bit on some of the stuff I said earlier. Hopefully people understand, and I think a lot of people have.”
The shoes are definitely going to bring more money to Durant, who recently shocked the basketball world after he signed a 2-year, $54 million deal with the Golden State Warriors.