Kevin Durant never had the latest and most expensive shoes when he was growing up. And he’s hasn’t forgotten that about what that was like.
Durant remembers having three pairs of shoes when he was a teenager and having one pair that he wore all around Seat Pleasant, Md.
“We couldn’t afford the Pennys, the Pippens, the Jordans,” Durant told The Oklahoman on Thursday. “I had one pair of Team Jordan’s, and I wore them everywhere. I hooped in them, played football in them. I had some Shaqs from K-Mart and a pair of Tim Duncans. But I couldn’t get a bunch of different ones like I wanted.”
Durant’s memory of not being able to have the shoes he wanted had a big impact when it came time to price his own line of shoes.
While NBA stars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have shoe lines that cost around $150, Durant offers his Nike KD line at $88. His shoe has become one of the most popular on the market.