Ever since the Nike KD 4, the Aunt Pearl colorway has been a staple in the Kevin Durant signature line. As you already know, KD's shoes always honor his family on his sneakers. From names and initials to actual colorways based on them, the Aunt Pearl is usually the most recognizable. Durant's late aunt passed away from lung cancer and he pays tribute with a pink colorway.
As a double bonus, the proceeds from the pink colorway also benefits the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. On Monday, February 22, 2016, the KD 8 will release for $200 USD.
- The KD IVs featured a mostly pink upper with hits of black on the branding and a Pearl effect on the heel and tongue.
- The KD V features a reflective upper to resemble the pearl shells.
- The KD VI featured a pink floral design that is similar to the pattern of a robe Aunt Pearl to wear.
- On Durant's back, an angel tattoo can be found. He came up with the tribute and the KD 7s featured angel wings.
Nike KD IV 'Aunt Pearl'
Nike KD V 'Aunt Pearl'
Nike KD VI 'Aunt Pearl'
Nike KD VII 'Aunt Pearl'