By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com - @anthonyVslater
Have your eyes stopped hurting yet?
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’?