As the decade comes to a close, the football team will wear a KD-branded cleat based on those shoes in the Alamo Bowl against the Utah Utes that Texas head coach Tom Herman collaborated with Nike to create.
The school revealed the cleats publicly on Wednesday as Herman revealed them to the team.
RAW: KD Alamo Bowl cleat reveal. Paying homage to the KD 4 Christmas shoe worn by Kevin Durant on Christmas Day against the Orlando Magic in 2011.#ThisIsTexas #HookEm @KDTrey5 pic.twitter.com/3DKH84gU14— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 17, 2019
For a school that places a heavy emphasis on tradition when it comes to the football uniform, the cleats mark a sharp change — the Alamo Bowl will be the first time in program history that the Longhorns won’t wear black or white cleats.