The Nike KD brand of basketball shoes has done more than just dominate on the court. The Swoosh’s official list of top 10 selling sneakers in 2017 shows that Durant’s sneaker line outsold all other NBA players’ signature kicks combined, meaning not only are his kicks preferred by fans off the court, but even more people buy them to the ball in too.
What size shoe does kd wear
KD is a size 14.5, but that didn’t stop Nike from making his shoe the top seller of 2017.
“The KD 10 was the top-selling basketball shoe of 2017, with more than twice as many pairs sold in its initial launch year versus any other player’s signature shoe,” says Nike. “Durant is one of six Nike Basketball athletes in the top 10.”
The KD line is responsible for 13% of all men’s basketball sneakers sold at Nike.com and other online retailers, according to the company. That number jumps to 30% when adding in sales from nike.com/nikelab locations. The KD brand has even outsold Adidas’ latest Yeezy releases by more than twofold since 2016 at their shared retail price point of $150-$200.
Who is Kevin Durant?
Kevin Durant is a basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He was born on September 29, 1988, in Washington D.C. to Wanda and Wayne Pratt. His dad left his family at an early age, leaving him to be raised by his mother alone.
Growing up he became very attached to her as she suffered from Lupus but it all changed when she passed away due to the illness when he was only eight years old. This led him to grow distant towards other people which made him focus more on basketball instead of socializing with others his age or even people who were older than him, making him feel older than what he looked like. This helped him develop his game which made him a great basketball player in the years to come.
The Five Best Selling Sneakers Of 2017 Are All…KD’s?
This past 2017 saw an unprecedented number of sneaker releases across all brands. There were Yeezys, KDs, Jordans, Kobes, and more coming out each weekend. While it might be hard to pick out what would make a best-selling sneaker list with so many options to choose from, Nike came up with its answers in the form of the KD 10s.
While that’s not particularly surprising (Kobe Bryant was pretty hot back in 2013), it would appear as if people are still buying generic Nike/Jordan sneakers over the non-generic variety. That said, it’s interesting to see that one player has four of the five best-selling sneaker spots this year.
How Kevin Durant’s shoes dominate the market
A look at which sneakers sold the most last year reveals an interesting dynamic. While brands like Adidas are selling more Yeezys, Pumas are gaining steam in China, and even Under Armour is making some noise with Stephen Curry’s signature line, Nike still leads by far.
The shoes are worn by NBA superstar Kevin Durant come out as number one for best-selling shoes of 2017 according to many sources such as business insider, correct themes, and U4NBA. And they say KD was never important to NIKE, but he also has his shoe now that is selling more than all NIKE’s shoes, which has been proven by these sites.
This is a prime example of how KD has critics and haters that say he was not important to Nike but yet his shoe line outsells all Nike shoes made in 2017 combined. The KD brand continues to prove the naysayer wrong. He will forever be considered an amazing basketball player and even greater shoe salesman.
KK has been a long-time supporter of KD and also believes KD is the best thing to ever happen to Nike, particularly in selling shoes. If you have anything new or different information on KD not included here please feel free to leave a comment below! Let’s give the man some credit for all his hard work over the years! Now if only Nike can make his shoe like they did Kyrie Irving’s (available now) maybe he will sell another 100 million pairs next year!