Stewart is familiar with the shoe, having worn the model during UConn’s women’s 2016 NCAA championship run.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star tried out the sneakers during a practice, but he hasn’t debuted the style in a real game.
The shoe’s most noticeable feature is a a new calf-length compression sock, designed for enhanced support on the court.
The shoe pays tribute to two of Kevin Durant’s favorite basketball players — Vince Carter and Larry Bird.
The number of sneaker releases this weekend are few, but the quality of those releases is well above average.
The Nike-sponsored Durant talks about his aggressive playing style and the making of the KD8, which debuted on June 27.
Nike and Asics release sneakers for the holiday, while Adidas readies its second release with Kanye West.