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Kevin Durant on New Signature Shoe Price: ‘I’m Not an $88 Player’

by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Thursday, July 7, 2016


Different team, different attitude for the newest Golden State Warriors forward, Kevin Durant.

The KD2 came out during his 2nd season in the NBA and they were priced at $88. Extremely affordable. Fast forward to the release of the KD9′s, with a price tag of $150.  It’s cheaper than the exceedingly steep $180 for last year’s KD8′s, but still a lot more expensive than $88.

Why so much money?  Allow Durant to explain:

“As humbly as I can say it, I’m not a $88 player. I’m an elite player in the league,” Durant responds. “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.”

Despite the rising price, Durant seems to think his shoes are still a bargain compared to other shoes on the market right now.

“You get a $250 shoe for like $150,” he joked.