Kevin Durant Nike sneakers stolen from JFK Airport

The workers stole Kevin Durant sneakers from Kennedy Airport, officials said.

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The workers stole Kevin Durant sneakers from Kennedy Airport, officials said.

 

What a pair of sneaks!

 

Two Kennedy Airport workers were busted for swiping a box of unreleased Kevin Durant “KD8” basketball sneakers and then trying to sell them on Instagram, Queens prosecutors said Friday.

 

Calvin Nelson, 23, and Audley Russell, 47, are both facing grand larceny charges for the high-top heist of 12 pairs of sneakers — which are valued at $200 a pair — while they were en route from Taiwan to Ontario, Canada through Kennedy.

 

The two airport employees are accused of taking the box after it was unloaded from an Air China flight on May 9.

 

They then allegedly tried to hawk the footwear on an Instagram sales account @SNKR—BASE, claiming that the hot sneakers were “the real deal” and “dropping July.”

WE HAVE ALL SIZES AVAILABLE! KD 8's CONFIRMED TO BE DROPPING IN JULY!!!!! DM US FOR INQUIRIES…

A video posted by SNKR_BASE 《S.B》 (@snkr_base) on

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The KD8 are supposed to go on sale in July.

 

The KD8 is the most technically advanced shoe that Nike has created for the Oklahoma City Thunder forward, according to Nike.com. The sneakers are expected to hit stores in July.

 

Cops tracked Nelson and Russell down through the Instagram account, which showed pictures of the stolen box and its serial number, authorities said.

 

When arrested, Nelson, a JFK security guard, said that he had bought the sneakers from someone else on Guy R. Brewer Blvd., officials said.

 

The two men were released on their own recognizance, but could each face four years in prison if convicted, officials said.

 

ttracy@nydailynews.com

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