words // Brandon Richard
The pink-based colorway of Kevin Durant's Zoom KD IV is not only a part of Nike's ongoing partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, but also a tribute to his late Aunt Pearl. Though Aunt Pearl passed away when Kevin was just 11 years old, she helped mold him into the young man and superstar athlete that he is today. For that reason, a metallic silver pearl pattern has been added to various sections of the shoe, including the tongue, heel, medial side and underside of the cross-strap. Black fills in Swoosh branding and KD logo on the heel, while Kay Yow's Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon adorns the tongue.
According to the NikeStore Twitter account, the "Aunt Pearls" will be released on Saturday, May 12 at select Nike retailers. However, they're also saying that the shoe will NOT be released online. So make sure you're on your Twitter account and keeping an eye out for the RSVP information from your nearest NikeTown.
05/12/12 Nike Zoom KD IV
473679-601 Pinkfire II/Black-Metallic Silver