The Swoosh label is gearing up to launch an all-new “Aunt Pearl” colorway of its newly developed Nike KD15 silhouette. Kevin Durant’s shoe will feature a pink outfit as a tribute to his Aunt Pearl, who died of cancer.
The imminent “Aunt Pearl” colorway of the Nike KD15 silhouette is set to debut on October 21, 2022. These exquisitely crafted shoes will retail for $160 a pair. Interested shoppers can find this alluring pink shoe on Nike’s online store, alongside a few select retail stores.
Nike KD15 will arrive in Aunt Pearl makeup done with distinct shades of pink
The Nike LeBron 20 and Nike KD15 are two milestones that Swoosh’s basketball line is taking on this year. It’s exceptional for a basketball star to have his own distinctive shoe line with such enduring appeal.
Kevin Durant’s fifteenth silhouette, which was only unveiled at the start of this year, has already gotten several new colorways that are sure to have his fans thrilled. Iterations such as “Napheesa Collier”, “Light Lemon Twist”, “Midnight Navy”, “Community Pink” and many more have already been received by the sneaker world so far. The Swoosh label expands the catalog of this new design with another “Aunt Pearl” variant.
The description of the KD15 shoe on the Nike website states:
“Kevin Durant thrives in big games. When the stakes are high, he’ll play every minute if it means securing a crucial victory. The KD15 is ready to go the distance. Lighter than his previous signature shoe, it helps you to stay dynamic and comfortable in a crunch.The ride is as smooth as KD’s pull-up and the cushioning is as plush as its right-to-left crossover in traffic, so you can feel content when your team needs you the most.
Kevin Durant paid tribute to his Aunt Pearl for the first time when the Nike KD 4 was released. His aunt was a lung cancer patient who tragically passed away in 2000. Since then, the player has created at minus one all-pink colorblock on each of its signature sneaker designs. More recently, the Nike KD 15 “Aunt Pearl” shade surfaced on the internet.
The complete shoe sports a Pink Foam/Light Orewood Brown-Light Arctic Pink-Hyper Pink color scheme. The upper part of the silhouette is covered in a combination of premium mesh, satin, premium suede, and plastic, with the majority adopting varying pink hues. A light pink mesh base with matching laces sits atop the white satin tongue flap. To play in different styles, two sets of dark and light lace loops come with these pairs.
Clever KD branding is embroidered in 3D velvet on the top of the tongue, and the tongue lining pays tribute to Aunt Pearl and the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation. A Nike Swoosh that extends to the suede collar is housed in a tonal pink plastic cage that runs along the midfoot. Back on the heels, the pull tab features a rose on the left and Aunt Pearl script in cursive script on the right foot.
Finalizing the aesthetic is a semi-translucent pink outsole which is combined with a two-tone pink midsole underfoot.
On October 21, 2022, Nike and select Nike Basketball retail stores will offer the Nike KD 15 “Aunt Pearl” shoe online and in-store. Retail price for men’s size options is $160 for each pair.