The Nike KD IV (4) “Aunt Pearl” was released on May 12th, 2012 and retailed for $95 USD.
Signature shoe colorways are often inspired by events that have taken place in the player’s life but very few of those releases are as personal as the Nike KD IV (4) “Aunt Pearl” colorway.
In very obvious homage to breast cancer awareness, the Aunt Pearl Nike KD releases pays tribute to victims and survivors of the disease, specifically Kevin Durant’s late aunt.
Under the signature strap of this Nike KD IV there is an inscription that reads: “In Memory of Aunt Pearl, who inspires us all to continue the fight for a cure.” The shoe consists of a mostly Pink synthetic upper and a Pink rubber translucent sole. The heel, tongue, and underside of the strap are all stylized with a pearl pattern. The tongue also includes the upside down Pink Ribbon which is the logo of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, founded by Ms. Yow who was the longtime coach of the NC State women’s basketball team before she lost her two decade battle with breast cancer in 2009. The Nike swoosh and Kevin Durant brand logo on the heel are Black.
The Nike KD IV was one of hottest Nike KD models still-to-date, and the “Aunt Pearl” colorway of the KD IV was one of the hottest “Aunt Pearl” colorways to release, arguably – until we seen the KD7 “Aunt Pearl” edition.
Let us know what you guys think in the comments section. Where do these rank amongst your favorite “Aunt Pearl” Nike KD releases?
Nike KD IV (4) “Aunt Pearl”
Pinkfire II/Black-Metallic Silver
Release Date: May 12, 2012
Retail Price: $95