The Nike KD 15 Aunt Pearl is a collaboration between the lifestyle brand and NBA player Kevin Durant. It features a floral print throughout the upper, made up of a combination of mesh, suede and molded TPU.
This Aunt Pearl model is available in pink foam, light orewood, brown, light arctic pink colorway. The sneaker, beside its floral motive, has textured velvet tongues with KD patches, and ‘Aunt Pearl’ embroidered on the right pull tab. Underfoot, the midsole boasts a visible Air Zoom Strobel unit for cushioning. The shoe’s icy translucent rubber outsole completes its design.
Behind the Design
From the bus rides listening to hype music en route to the game, to the pregame mixes that pump up the pregame volume in the gym to the soundtracks blasting in the background as he’s putting in sweat-drenching work in the summer, hip hop is a mainstay in KD’s day-to-day. On the 50th anniversary of hip-hop’s advent, this look draws inspiration from the influencers and impact forces who have let their lasting imprint on the music industry. Rock the mic with a hangtag around the collar, and check out the tongue label that pays homage to vintage party posters from back in the day. Look for the advisory sticker-inspired insoles that celebrate both the golden and current eras of hip-hop.
Lace Up, Lock In
The laces feed through floating wings along the sides. When you tighten the laces, the wings pull down to help hold your foot in place.
Smooth, Springy Sensation
Full-length foam and a visible Zoom Air Strobel (the bottom layer of the upper) unit provide a dual layer of cushioning that’s soft, smooth and responsive. The Zoom Air Strobel eliminates the need for extra layers and brings the energy-returning sensation right up under your foot.
Reduced layers throughout the upper strip away unnecessary weight to enhance the feeling of broken-in comfort.
Grip and Go
The outsole pattern looks like a topographical map, with an array of contoured ridges that bend and deflect in multiple directions to provide traction for every move. “EASY” is molded into the rubber in a nod to KD’s effortless game.
- Thin overlays help resist abrasion along the toe.
- KD logo molded on the tongue.