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Kevin Durant had a strong bond with his late aunt Pearl, who passed away from lung cancer in 2000. Paying tribute to her, Nike presents the KD VI “Aunt Pearl” shoe.

The Nike KD VI Aunt Pearl pays tribute to KD’s aunt with a pink floral pattern on the upper and highlights of blue with subtle pearls. The floral motif on the shoe is similar to the pattern on a robe that Aunt Pearl often wore. With floral patterns being very dominant in fashion at the moment, the fit is perfect.

“Adorned with a Kay Yow Cancer Fund logo on the tongue, the special edition shoe raises awareness in the battle against women’s cancers.  Proceeds from the shoe will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund that was founded in 2007 and an organization in which Nike is a founding partner.

Founded by former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball Coach Kay Yow, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is committed to finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through supporting research programs and related projects.  One recent project includes a $100,000 grant awarded to the Tulane Cancer Center, in support of Women’s Lung Cancer research. Coach Yow believed strongly that coaches and athletes share not only a community, but should also share in a cause much larger than any game.”

The new limited edition Nike KD VI Aunt Pearl shoe will be available from February 27 at and select retail locations globally. There is also a matching T-shirt and hat that will be available, as seen in the above gallery.

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