Nike Kyrie 1: Everything You Need To Know

Today in New York City, Nike Basketball and Kyrie Irving unveiled the Nike Kyrie 1. The shoe is scheduled to launch on December 23 in the “Dream” colorway in North America for $110, and the Nike Kyrie 1 “Deceptive Red” is scheduled to launch on January 10. globally.

Introduced by some of the biggest stars on the Nike Basketball signature roster, Kyrie will join the likes of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and a limited number of others to have a signature shoe with the swoosh. While all players have a certain skill level, the personalities of them all are different and Nike’s addition of Kyrie adds to the flavor.

Officially his shoe is called the Nike Kyrie 1 and the focus for Leo Chang and his team was to create a silhouette that could match his speed, aggressiveness, and bold personality. The result was to create a model that borrow largely from the Kobe 1 and mixes it up with the Kobe 5. This puts Zoom in the forefoot and leaves a soft Phylon in the heel. The upper of the shoe is built with stability, durability, and breathability in mind. This includes the use of Hyperfuse for the tough outside games and mixing it with mesh for air flow.

As a point guard, Kyrie needs to be able to cut on a dime. Nike is used 360-degree dynamic traction which looks similar to Herringbone but seems to have a bit more grip. The pattern extends from the heel to the toe and even comes up on the extra grip on the toe box. Design wise, the model sits at a mid top cut and includes several design elements that speak to Kyrie’s personal life. His signature is included on the reverse of the tongue, His mother’s name is included on the outsole as are the initials “JBY” (Just Be You).

The Nike Kyrie 1 will officially go on sale in North America on December 23 with a global launch on January 10 for the Red colorway. The pricing for the shoe is $110 but if you want to create your own, the NIKEiD version is $155.

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