Kevin Durant gets inspiration for shoes
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) has more than 3.1 million Twitter followers. Kenon Johnson (@Kenon_TooCold15) of Batesville, Miss., and Jacob Gresham (@JacobGresham3) of Harriman, Tenn., may have been the happiest of all Wednesday when Durant tweeted that he had created custom-designed versions of the KD V iD shoe for each of them.
Best day EVER !— Kenon Johnson (@Kenon_TooCold15) November 8, 2012
The shoe was launched Tuesday in conjunction with Election Day on NIKEiD, and Durant hit Twitter to "find two of his biggest fans" for the shoe drop.
The KD V is Durant's fifth Nike shoe. Durant gave Johnson's shoes a black-and-gold appearance, thanks to Johnson's support of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, who are featured on his Twitter page. Durant added the words "Team KD" on each shoe's inner tongue.
I just got tweeted by Kevin Durant.— Kenon Johnson (@Kenon_TooCold15) November 7, 2012
@kdtrey5 Thank you, Thank you ! I can't believe this. I really appreciate this.— Kenon Johnson (@Kenon_TooCold15) November 7, 2012
Durant said the Gresham design was based on the team colors (blue and white) of the Harriman (Tenn.) High School Blue Devils, where Gresham is a student.
@kdtrey5 I just wanted to say thank you so much and I am super excited to get the shoes! Good luck in your season, I will be supporting you!— Jacob (@JacobGresham3) November 8, 2012
Durant added some extra visibility to Gresham's shoes with glow-in-the-dark material added to the side swoosh and along the bottom. He had the words "Work" and "Hard" embossed on the inner tongue so Gresham could "remember that every time you play."
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