NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe
 
NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe
dec 04, 2014

NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe

NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe

 

 

today NIKE welcomed kyrie irving to its esteemed signature athlete family, with the unveiling of the NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe designed by leo chang. the shoe features NIKE zoom air cushioning in the forefoot and has a dynamic grip with a 360-degree dynamic traction pattern wrapping the shoe’s sidewalls. support and breathability are provided by way of a hyperfuse upper.

 

‘as a kid, imagining that I’d be in the NIKE family with my own shoe was something that seemed almost unattainable. now that I’ve received the KYRIE 1 I’m honored to represent NIKE and its next generation of players.’ – kyrie irving

 

 

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KYRIE 1 sketches by leo chang

 

 

when designer leo chang and team began the design process of the KYRIE 1, the goal was to build a shoe to match irving’s tremendous speed and quickness.  the KYRIE 1 needed to be light, bold and responsive with the best traction NIKE basketball could develop for irving’s prolific first step.

 

after months of meticulous testing and feedback, the KYRIE 1 was created to deliver three primary benefits: pinpoint responsiveness with NIKE zoom air cushioning in the forefoot. dynamic grip with a 360-degree dynamic traction pattern wrapping the shoe’s sidewalls. ultra support and breathability with hyperfuse construction for lockdown stability.

 

 

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KYRIE 1 sketches by leo chang

 

 

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KYRIE 1 sketch by leo chang

 

 

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NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe – deceptive red colorway

 

 

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.

 

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NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe – the 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.

 

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NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe – ‘the new kyrie irving logo on the shoe’s tongue represents his inner strength and hunger to learn’.

 

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NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe – support and breathability provided via a hyperfuse construction.

 

 

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NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe – #2 on the upper heel written in irving’s penmanship

 

 

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NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe – 360-degree dynamic traction pattern wrapping the shoe’s sidewalls

 

 

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NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe – dynamic grip outer sole

 

 

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kyrie irving sporting his new signature shoes – the 2012 rookie of the year is also a two-time all-star (2013, 2014), and was most recently the MVP of the 2014 FIBA world cup — solid indications that the future is bright for nike’s newest signature athlete.

 

 

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NIKE KYRIE 1 basketball shoe – dream colorway : irving often dreamt of waking up on christmas morning and lacing up for a game professionally – a dream that will come true when cleveland plays in miami on christmas day.

 

 

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the black-based shoe features geometric, colorful objects specific to irving’s life journey, including stars from the australian flag, a skateboard, his jersey number and a brass musical instrument.

 

 

read our recent interviews with NIKE designers:

 

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