Kyrie Irving starts a new chapter in his career with the Brooklyn Nets along with hits latest signature shoe, the Nike Kyrie 6.
The shoe draws comparison to the Air Yeezy 2 design that comes constructed with new and familiar tech.
It comes with a 360-degree grip system to help keep Irving feeling quicker and more connected to the court. Micro textures on the top of the forefoot extend that connection during extreme banking. The Kyrie 6 features a plush foam, or optimum cushion, and a smooth underfoot feel at the heel. The midfoot strap offers increased stability and arch support.
Despite the aesthetic of the new last, the curved outsole still provides Irving (and those who emulate him) banked traction to help with court grip whether banking, cutting or attacking the basket in drastic degrees. The Kyrie 6 features the same articulated Nike Air Zoom Turbo unit in the forefoot as its predecessor, helping enable responsiveness at all directions.
“The Zoom Airbag, 360 traction and the strap — the technology defines the functionality of the shoe,” says Irving. “But it’s evolved into a beautiful design that incorporates different inspirations from past Nike shoes.”
The refined materials — including premium leather and ballistic mesh — promote off-court appeal. A sharply modeled heel counter references models worn by Kyrie in his pre-signature PE days and some of his favorite lifestyle silhouettes.
Irving’s signature line continues to reflect some of his personal and spiritual connections. For example, some of the motifs appearing on the Kyrie 6 include the healer’s hand, all-seeing eye, number 11 and his mantra “hungry and humble.” Like the models before it, will also function as a canvas for unique colorways that offer insight into Irving’s emotional and intellectual energy.
Look for the Nike Kyrie 6 “Jet Black” to release on November 22nd at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $130 USD.
Style Code: BQ4630-001
Release Date: November 22, 2019