The Best Colorways Of Kevin Durant’s KD 15 Shoes: “Aunt Pearl,” “What The” & More, Ranked

One of most popular shoes from Durant’s signature line, here are the best colorways from the KD15.

BYChris Mobley
The Best Colorways Of Kevin Durant’s KD 15 Shoes: “Aunt Pearl,” “What The” & More, Ranked

The KD 15 is one of the most popular Kevin Durant shoes. A superstar since his rookie days with the Seattle Supersonics, his signature shoe, the KD, has shared the same popularity among fans and sneakerheads alike. All of the Kevin Durant shoes, from the KD 1 to the KD 15, continue to be one of Nike’s most popular signature lines.

Throughout the years, many sneakers from Durant’s signature line have become fan favorites. Bright colors, unique concepts, dope collabs, and other bold choices have kept each release as exciting as the next. The Nike KD 15 kept this tradition alive, with many releases catching the eyes of fans and easily being some of the most hyped shoes of the season. 

With the long-awaited KD 16 gaining hype for its May 2023 release, we’ve seen the complete cycle of the KD 15’s.  One of the most critically acclaimed Kevin Durant shoes, the Nike KD 15 was a fan favorite amongst both hoopers and sneakerheads alike in 2022. 

6. KD 15 “Pink Royal”

The “Pink Royal” keeps the tradition of sporting vibrant colors. Released towards the end of 2022, fans loved this iteration of the KD 15, even if it didn't receive as much attention as other popular colorways. This colorway of Kevin Durant's signature shoes combines pink, light blue, royal blue, and beige. The royal blue on the tongue logo matches the signature Nike Swoosh of the same color. The tan-colored midsole meshes nicely with pink, tan, and peach outsole rubber. The royal blue on the tongue logo matches the signature Nike Swoosh of the same color. Though not as flashy or bright as other colorways, the “Pink Royal” colorway is still a hot choice among fans.

5. KD 15 “Beginnings”

Slightly toned down compared to other flashy colorways, the KD 15 Beginnings still has enough flare to stand out! The shoe is in part inspired by the Nike Zoom Jet Flight from 2001. This colorway includes a heel crafted with 3D-printed technology, specifically tailored for Durant's liking. Fans got their first look at this sneaker on the feet of Durant during Game 1 of the Nets-Celtics playoffs.

The subtlety in the design of the Kevin Durant shoes stands out just as much as the main features. The border blue laces, red heel tabs, and yellow checks stand out on the nearly all-black colorway. The pink logo matches perfectly with the multi-colored graphic printed on the tongue. The bright red signature heel tab has “EASY” etched. On the bottom of the heel is the number 7 in the same color as the heel tabs. The KD 15 “Beginnings” dropped on June 25, 2022, and was one of the most popular colorways among fans of the Kevin Durant shoes. 

4. KD 15 “Aimbot”

One of the more colorful colorways of the KD 15, the Aimbot was one of the bolder sneakers of the season. The bold neon green color is combined with contrasting hits of blue, red, fuchsia, and purple. These colors come together along with splashes on the signature Swoosh, giving the sneaker even more character. The pink KD emblem on the sneaker's tongue matches the tones of the Swoosh, as well as the colors at the bottom. Released towards the end of the season, these kicks garnered as much attention as Kevin Durant’s electrifying 2021-22 NBA season. 

3. KD 15 “What The” 

The KD 15 is the fourth entry shoe from Durant's signature line of shoes to be a part of Nike’s iconic “What The” series. Inspired by the original SB Dunk Low "What The," this colorful sneaker also references other popular KD colorways. The mismatched colorway results in an eye-popping ensemble that celebrates the legacy of past KD releases. 

The left shoe takes inspiration from the “Aunt Pearl”, “Beginnings”, and “Brooklyn Courts” colorways. The right shoe nods to the “Aunt Pearl” and “Aimbot” colorways. Other details are reminiscent of past collaborations between producer 9th Wonder and Nike. Overall, this color release references 10 different colorways of past Kevin Durant shoes.

2. KD 15 “B.A.D.”

Featuring an entirely purple colorway, the KD 15 “B.A.D” is a nod to Kevin Durant’s inner circle. The official colorway of the tonal-shaded sneaker is Space Purple, Oxygen Purple, and Purple Cosmos. He embroidered the names of his close friends inside the tongue of the shoes and the insoles, as well. On the outside of the branded velvet tongue is the signature KD logo, along with rose embroidery. The mesh upper is paired with plastic lace cage detailing and includes a dark purple Swoosh logo across the sides. All of these details and features are wrapped up nicely by the white foam midsole paired with a semi-translucent rubber outsole.

1. KD 15 “Aunt Pearl”

This colorway of the KD 15 gains its namesake from and pays tribute to Kevin Durant’s Aunt Pearl, who was an avid supporter of his basketball beginnings. The multiple shades of pink on the sneakers are an homage to his beloved family member, who passed away from cancer in 2000. Not only was the “Aunt Pearl" a popular release among fans but also originated from a good cause.

The “Aunt Pearl” was a product of a collaboration between Kevin Durant and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to help raise awareness for the perils of breast cancer. The sneaker has other unique and flashy details. The exclusive colorway's floral print is featured throughout the upper. The upper is a combination of mesh and suede. The tongues are made of crushed velvet, and also marked with floral print and the signature KD patches. Lastly, the right pull tab of the sneaker has "Aunt Pearl" inscribed on the right pull tab.

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