February is looking like a great month for dope sneaker releases. On February 27, 2014 the Nike KD 6
“Aunt Pearl” is being released. The “Aunt Pearl” KDs were inspired by his Aunt Pearl who passed away
from lung cancer. Kevin Durant and his Aunt Pearl had an inseparable bond; therefore it was only right
for him to create a sneaker that represents his love for her.
“I made a promise to myself to always honor my Aunt Pearl for the example she set, and the
encouragement she gave me to follow my dreams,” said Durant.
The KD 6 Aunt Pearl pays tribute to Kevin Durant aunt with a pink floral pattern on the base of the
sneaker and highlights of blue with subtle pearls. The floral pattern on the shoe is very similar to the
pattern on a robe that his Aunt Pearl often wore. This specific color way is getting a lot of social buzz.
The sneaker is retailing at $150. Proceeds from the shoe will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. What are
your thoughts on the Aunt Pearls?