Kyrie Andrew Irving was the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 draft, a move that led to six successful seasons with the star. From becoming the Rookie of the year for the 2011/12 season, Irving has gone ahead to win a championship with the Cavaliers. He has also been a two-time All-NBA Team member, a six-time All-Star member, and was the All-star game MVP in the 2013/14 season. On August 22, 2017, Kyrie Irving was traded to the Bolton Celtics after requesting a chance to move to another team where he would be the main star and not be in LeBron James’s shadows. After two seasons with the Celtics, Irving opted to sign with the Brooklyn Nets on July 7, 2019.
The successful partnership with Nike
Nike was attracted to Kyrie Irving from his early moments as a rookie, as his talent was proof that he could do so much for the brand. The Brooklyn Nets guard quickly signed a deal with the top-ranking brand and spent the first months of 2014 wearing the Nike Hyperdunk. However, all this changed in late 2014 when he joined high-flying superstars like Kevin Durant, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant with his signature line of shoes.
As a signature Nike athlete, Irving has grown to be an asset for the brand as his shoes are some of the most sought-after in the market. Professional NBA players have equally loved these shoes, and they are today a common feature in most games. Kyrie Irving wears shoe size 12 and is keen on building a legacy through his signature line of shoes.
Nike Kyrie Basketball Sneakers
- Nike Kyrie 7
This is the latest release in the Kyrie series and is the model to watch out for in the 2020/21 season. These shoes debuted in November 2019, and it has cut out a few ounces (making it lighter than Kyrie 6) and has distinct data-informed traction.
- Nike Kyrie 6
These shoes debuted early in the 2019/20 season and had a close resemblance to Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 2. Irving largely rocked the exciting colorways that had eyes printed on the sides.
- Nike Kyrie 5
The Nike Kyrie 5 featured a new cushioning technology aligned with its curved outsole to allow for speed and instant breaking.
- Nike Kyrie 4
This was the first Kyrie project to be led by designer Benjamin Nethongkome and his design focused on the performance of these sneakers. They have been praised for being ultra-light, having softer cushioning, and traction that runs to the midsole.
- Nike Kyrie 3
These shoes equally focused on cushioning and traction and were debuted on Christmas day of 2016. They had flexible support and provided a better fit thanks to their Flywire technology.
- Nike Kyrie 2
The Nike Kyrie 2 followed in the design concept of the Kyrie 1 as it maintained the responsive cushioning of its predecessor. It equally had a curved outsole and traction that wraps to the side.
- Nike Kyrie 1
These were the first signature shoes by Kyrie Irvin, and the design focus was on providing special cushioning to the player. It featured the Zoom-in-the-forefoot set-up to support the star’s playing style.