Kevin Durant and Nike Continue a Longstanding Tradition With the KD 13 "Aunt Pearl"

A portion of the proceeds from Durant’s yearly homage to his beloved late aunt will go towards finding cures for women’s’ cancers.

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Nike Basketball and Kevin Durant have officially revealed the KD 13 “Aunt Pearl.” Continuing a longstanding tradition that began all the way back in 2012 with the KD 4, the KD 13 “Aunt Pearl” pays homage to Durant’s beloved Aunt Pearl, who passed in 2000 due to complications from lung cancer. The KD 13 marks the tenth “Aunt Pearl” sneaker from the decade plus-long partnership between Durant and Nike — and although it’s in line with many of its predecessors thanks to its pink-toned color scheme, it differentiates itself with special details.

“Pink Foam,” a light and airy pink shade covers the majority of the synthetic upper. However, it’s far from the only hue present. Both the low-slung lateral Swoosh — which dips down into the midsole — and the small medial Swoosh that’s flipped around and placed on the collar flap take on an iridescent metallic silver tone. Both are secured with light blue stitching. The collar flaps are special as well, boasting a colorful marbled graphic that combines several shades of blue and purple.

Midsoles feature the same “Pink Foam” hue as the upper, and are loaded with a sizeable Zoom Air bag in the forefoot to ensure responsive, adaptive cushioning. This Zoom unit’s placement is denoted by a pink oval on the outsole, the rest of which features an abstract blue and pink print that rises up onto the toe bumper and heel clip to complete the look.

The Nike KD 13 “Aunt Pearl” is set to release via Nike SNKRS and retailers like Foot Locker come October 24. The MSRP is set at $160 USD.

For more footwear news, check out official images of the Air Jordan 12 “Dark Concord.”

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