The Boston Celtics point guard praised the footwear Saturday on Twitter, writing, “I need me a pair of those new @KDTrey5. They look comfortable lol.”
I need me a pair of those new @KDTrey5 they look comfortable lol
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) June 25, 2016
Of course, there’s plenty to admire in the Oklahoma City Thunder star’s kicks, which debuted on Monday.
But Thomas is likely hoping that a little bit of flattery might convince the athlete to join his team when he begins holding free agent meetings on July 1.
The KD 9, created by designer Leo Chang, features Flyknit technology — the first time it’s being used in Durant’s signature line.
“My interests have changed, my game has changed and this is a perfect shoe for who I am now,” said Durant. “The upper allows me to shift to the right and come back to my left really quick and pull up on a dime. The shoes are perfectly catered to my foot, like I molded these and got a special pair made. That’s what I want everybody to feel who puts these on. It will feel personal.”
The footwear is available for $150 on Nike.com and at select retailers.