The new Nike KD 9 Pre-Heat sneakers will be coming out this month and you can have it for only $150 – a little cheaper than KD 8 Elite.
The new Kevin Durant’s kicks comes with a wolf grey colorway, a pink outsole and a silver swoosh, Design N Trend noted.
FoxSports wrote the new KD 9 Pre-Heat shoes features Nike’s most advanced technologies: the Flyknit and Zoom Air. The site added that this is the first time the brand used Flyknit technology on Durant’s shoes.
According to Foot Wear News, the brand used its lightweight and strong Flyknit on the upper of the sneakers in a honeycomb pattern to provide support and allow multidimensional movement. The full-length Zoom Air unit, on the other hand, provides protection to the foot, while the sole design helps maximize natural movement. This makes KD 9 Pre-Heat one of the most flexible shoes of Nike, FoxSports noted.
Durant unveiled his new kicks during Oklahoma City Thunder’s game against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals. Durant even wrote some inspirational notes on his new shoes when he hit the court in Game 6, Foot Wear News reported. The NBA superstar wrote, “have fun” on his left shoe and “smile” on the right one.
Kevin Durant's sneakers tonight: SMILE on the right, HAVE FUN on the left. pic.twitter.com/jsbiuS1jbz
— ESPN (@espn) May 29, 2016
Design N Trend noted that this could be the last time fans will see Durant wearing the Thunder uniform since he is now a free agent.
The Nike KD 9 Pre-Heat will be available at nike.com and in select retailers beginning on June 20.
Meanwhile, Nike earlier released KD 8 Elite in April. The white colorway of Nike KD 8 Elite received mixed reviews from fans because of its unorthodox design, TheBitBag wrote. The other KD 8 colorways was released in May – Grey on May 5 and Black on May 26. KD8 Elite white colorway is available for $200.
Durant and designer Leo Chang worked together for the KD8s, while the KD9s are designed by Chang.