February 16, 2015 Erica Fiorentino


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Since the passing of his late Aunt Pearl to lung cancer in 2001, Kevin Durant has continued to keep her memory alive by releasing special editions of his Nike sneaker line. This year the outline of the shoe is inspired by KD's angel tattoo on his back. The print of the actual tattoo is located inside the floral-printed tongue and angel-wing detailing accents the Metallic Gold within the KD logo and Nike Swoosh. The shoe is comprised of mostly White with Pink Pow accents and Pure Platinum outersoles. Inside the 3-D strap reveals a message to Aunt Pearl and all cancer fighters.

Proceeds will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, (the logo is found on the back of both heels), in honor of the former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach. Nike has also been a founding partner of the organization since 2007. To show your love and support you can cop a pair this Thursday.

A direct quote from Nike states: "The subtle, pearlescent white-based shoe is intended to draw attention to its sculptural quality and one-of-a-kind forefoot strap. White is also the official color of lung cancer awareness."

Release Date: February 19, 2015

Retail Price: $170

Also, Nike is dropping more selections from the KD "Aunt Pearl" line.

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