The latest addition to the Nike Basketball Signature line of athletes will be Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving. The Australian-born point guard revealed at a press conference dual versions of the Nike Kyrie 1, the ‘Dream’ and the ‘Deceptive Red.’ The event was graced by several superstars of the Nike’s Signature line, including Charles Barkley, Penny Hardaway and Kenny Smith. Irving’s father, an athlete himself, was front row center listening intently to everything his son had to say.
The two new kicks feature another great design by Leo Chang, who this time around has created a smooth and interesting blend of colors, shapes, technology and stylistic cues that make these shoes stand out. Nike explains some of those cues below:
* The new Kyrie Irving logo on the shoe’s tongue represents his inner strength and hunger to learn.
* Hand-written details in Irving’s penmanship: #2 on the upper heel along with his personal signature on the inside of the tongue.
* Jagged pattern on the wrapped traction near the toe and heel counter with architectural angles are both inspired by the Sydney Opera House in Irving’s homeland of Australia.
* The acronym “JBY” that sits beneath Irving’s new logo on the outsole stands for “Just Be You,” a motto that Irving hopes inspires kids as they establish their own unique identities
The Kyrie 1 “Dream” (Black/White-Bright Crimson-Anthracite) are set to drop November 23rd, and the Kyrie 1 “Deceptive Red” (Crimson/Black-University Red-Black) on January 10th. Both will be priced at $110. Check out photos and an intro video below.
Post by QUINN L.V. MCDONALD.