Nike KD 7 “Aunt Pearl”
As we all know in the recent years, Kevin Durant has been on job with the releases of various KD sneaker collections and in the last 5 months the Nike KD7 has seen its fair share of refashioning, but it has to be said no other models warrant the same sentiment to Kevin as the KD 7 Aunt Pearl.
As a eulogy to his late aunt who succumbed to lung cancer in 2001, Durant had an angel depiction placed on his back in the form of a tattoo and it would obviously make sense that Kevin would want Leo Chang (Nike designer) to articulate Durant’s memory of Aunt Pearl by creating a customized sneaker based on his tributary artwork.
The new sneaker design features a three-dimensional wing strap, inscribed with a touching acknowledgment to Kevin’s aunt and an endorsement of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for whom Nike has been a supporter of for seven years and this particular feature graces the front of the shoe while an imprint of Durant’s tattoo is embedded on the inside of the tongue.
The KD 7 Aunt Pearl sneaker will be available beginning February 19 at Nike.com and select retail locations globally.