His continued support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a testament to Durant’s character. His “Aunt Pearl” series, which serves as a platform to honor his late aunt, has continued to raise funds for charity for nearly a decade through special release signature sneakers. This year’s effort utilizes a full spectrum of pink — a welcome change from the previous two tonal takes — ranging from barely-there pink on the velour tongues, liners, and Swooshes, to hot pink marbleized sole units and contrast stitching. Floral underlays at the heel are reminiscent of the KD 6 and 8 editions, while the unmistakable angle wing lacestay overlay from the KD 5 returns, this time in pastel pink. “Aunt Pearl” embroidery hits grace the tongues, with the underside sending a message the embodies the spirit of the sneaker series. Insoles should look familiar, too, with a geometric print ripped straight from the KD 5, and a special 3D embroidered KD logo hits the heels completes the design.