Nike KD Trey 5 IX: For those who give it all

Besides his undeniable talent, Kevin Durant is also known for the hard work that he pours into his game. He trains hard and plays harder. Of course, his shoes have to keep up. The Nike KD Trey 5 IX specifically delivers the following:

Lightweight support. For those who are quick on their feet, a good lockdown is a must. This shoe makes sure of it through its strategically reinforced layered mesh. Make no mistake, all this support goodness is achieved without adding too much weight.

Energy return. To fuel every step, the midsole is equipped with Nike's Renew technology, which has a softer inner core for springiness and impact protection. There is also a Zoom unit for that much needed bounce. 

Multidirectional traction. The outsole features wave patterns that has a great grip on the hard court.

KD Trey 5 IX: Beyond performance

Besides promoting a good on-court performance, the Nike KD Trey 5 IX also references some key elements in KD's life. The wavy patterns on the outsole, for example, also nod to Kevin Durant's love for music. Of course, the KD logo that sits prominently on the lateral side is an apt symbol of what he is as a player: simple but deadly.


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