The renowned “Aunt Pearl” theme will be used on the Nike KD 16. First used on the Nike KD 4, the “Aunt Pearl” theme honors Durant’s aunt who passed away from lung cancer in 2000.
Previewed on-feet below, not only does the Nike KD 16 Aunt Pearl pay tribute to KD’s late aunt, this sneaker also contributes to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Done in the signature Pink hues inspired by Aunt Pearl, the KD 16 consists of an engineered mesh upper paired with leather overlays and placed on top of a cushioned Zoom-infused sole unit. The Pink upper is then contrasted by the White trim, while Hot Pink takes care of the medial TPU plate and heel branding.
Retailing for $160, look for the Nike KD 16 Aunt Pearl to release sometime during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October at select retailers and Nike.com. Stay tuned for an official first look and release information.
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