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Nike releases pictures of the colorful ‘What the KD’ sneaker

by Anthony Slater Modified: April 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm •  Published: September 28, 2012

By Anthony Slater – - @anthonyVslater

Have your eyes stopped hurting yet?

Mine neither.

But you may want to get used to it. There’s a chance we’ll be seeing these shoes — a version of Kevin Durant’s signature sneaker that Nike is calling ‘What the KD’ — around Oklahoma City soon.

The shoe is a mashup of colors and designs from Durant’s Nike Zoom KD IV, packed together to provide one strange piece of footwear.

But this wouldn’t be the first of its kind. Durant’s version would be the third “What the…” sneaker in Nike’s new line.

Kobe Bryant’s pair – labeled ‘What the Kobe’ — was released in early July, going for $140. Then recently, samples of ‘What the LeBron’ shoes hit the interwebs, soon followed by the above picture of Durant’s outlandish pair.

Release dates and prices haven’t been set by Nike for LeBron or Durant’s pair, and it’s still possible the shoes never hit shelves. But if they do, you can expect a similar price tag as Kobe’s ($140) followed by plenty of strange looks.

But if there was anyone who could ever pull this colorful combo off, wouldn’t it be Kevin Durant’ alter ego ‘Velvet Hoop’?

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by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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