Kevin Durant never needs anything to help him stand out on the court.
But on Christmas Day, the Thunder’s star will shine brighter than any other player on the Thunder or the Denver Nuggets.
And it will be because of Durant’s shoes.
According to Dime Magazine, Durant will sport a special edition version of his latest signature shoe, the KD III, during Saturday’s nationally televised, 7 p.m. contest against the Nuggets. And the shoe is yellow.
Now, I’m on record of saying the latest installment of Durant’s signature shoe is the sweetest style yet. But I’m a fan of the all black variety. These yellow joints? Not so much. I’m not exactly sure why players wear such loud shoes whenever it’s a special occasion like a Christmas Day game or during All-Star Weekend. Perhaps it’s the shoe companies trying to bring as much attention to the shoe as possible. Maybe it works. Maybe it doesn’t. I’m blogging about it, so maybe I’m falling into the trap. But would a simpler but still specially-designed variation not generate the same buzz?
At any rate, it’s an interesting choice for Durant, who typically likes to be more low key.
I can only imagine what Carmelo Anthony might slip on his feet.