Pictured Below: Nike KD 7 "Aunt Pearl"
Image Credit: Sole-capture.com
Release Date: Thursday February 19th, 2015
Retail Price: $170.00 USD
The sneakers pictured above are probably my most anticipated release of 2015, and we're only a month or so into it. To put some perspective on these; there are KDs that release before these but i'm posting this article first because MAN ARE THESE SHOES FLAWLESS. They feature an all white and super CLEAN upper. The trademark Nike swoosh is an alligator-like print in a brownish color with accents of orange. The shoes also feature hints of pink on the Flywire for breast cancer awareness that I will explain below.l visible above. Finally the most noticeable characteristic, the angel wing strap. I treat sneakers with lots of respect because they allow me to not only be comfortable, but they are also always with me on my journey through life. I mean, I've made friends through bonds created by sneakers, and i'm sure some of you have too. I have seen a lot in the past few months and I will never forget the sneakers that I was wearing during all the memories I made. Anyways, not only do I find these sneakers to be aesthetically perfect, they also represent a theme I hold very close to my heart. These sneakers are Kevin's ode to his aunt Pearl who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2000. Kevin was very close with his aunt Pearl and he credits much of his success to his aunt Pearl. If that doesn't show you what kind of guy Kevin Durant is, i'm not sure what does. I have had a number of people in my life suffer from cancer, but none have been as heart breaking as breast cancer. To give a little insight: I was four years old when I met my best friend Zac. At the time I had no idea of the impact he, and his family, would have on my life. The day I met Zac I also met his mom, Ronda, or "miss Ronda" as I called her. We soon started kindergarten and my mom and miss Ronda were right there with us. Through countless days spent up the hill at their house, and countless family vacations together, I had developed a second family. I've always liked to say that I am an only child by blood, but I am the furthest thing from being brother-less . Anyways, miss Ronda was just like a mom to me, most weeks I spent more time with her than my own mom. She fed me, took me to school, and even picked me up when I threw up on my fourth grade teacher (yikes) and my mom couldn't. She was a truly amazing woman but as we all know cancer sucks. On April 26th, 2013 I lost my second mom to a multi-year battle with breast cancer. The point of this short story is that we all have an aunt Pearl in some shape or form, and the sneakers above represent each and every one of us in that way, sneakerhead or not.
In Memory of Miss Ronda Sortore 4/26/13 and all women who have fought bravely against Breast Cancer.