Kevin Durant Comments on Price of KD9 Shoes

July 7th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »
The price of Kevin Durant's signature shoe has steadily been on the rise in recent years, and although the upcoming KD9 is cheaper than the KD8, the soon-to-be Golden State Warriors star explained his stance on the pricing Wednesday. 

According to Nick DePaula of Nice Kicks, early versions of Nike's KD shoes retailed for just $88. The KD8 reached a high-water mark of $180, while the KD9 has been reduced to $150.

Durant told DePaula he believes the overall price rise coincides with his ascent as a player:

As humbly as I can say it, I'm not a $88 player. I'm an elite player in the league. I wanted everything to be affordable, but I knew we had to sacrifice some stuff. I just wanted the fans of the brand and of the shoe to just stay patient with me. And stay patient with who I am as a player, and the level I was trying to go to.

The seven-time All-Star and former NBA MVP added that he believes those who buy the KD9 sneakers are still getting a great deal because of all of the bells and whistles that come with them:

On these shoes, you get it all, and for a nice price. You get the newest innovation, you get the ne ...

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