Kevin Durant's latest colorway, the Nike KD 16 "Aunt Pearl", is much more than just a pair of sneakers. She is the symbol of a deeply personal cause for Durant, paying tribute to his late aunt, Pearl, who sadly succumbed to breast cancer. This tradition, initiated with the Nike KD 4, has become one of Durant's most cherished Nike initiatives.
The Nike KD 16 “Aunt Pearl” stands out with its shades of pink, ranging from soft pastel to a vibrant hot pink. A poignant detail is the rose featured on the tongue of the left shoe, while a tribute to the late Aunt Pearl and former basketball coach Kay Yow is seen on the inner lining. These subtle, yet meaningful details show Durant's commitment to raising awareness about breast cancer.
The shoe features a combination of pastel pink on the tongues, mesh underlays, and textured midsole molds. Hot Pink accents are strategically placed on the eyelets, heel icons, and midfoot molds. Small white Swooshes on the back add additional contrast.
This colorway is scheduled to release on October 14th via Nike SNKRS and select retailers, with a suggested retail price of $170 USD. This release likely coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, reinforcing the importance of this initiative.