With the LeBron, KD, and Zoom Freak all being revealed in their 2020-2021 form, it was only time the Kyrie 7 was revealed which came today and didn’t disappoint.
The Nike Kyrie signature shoe has taken off the last couple of years and that’s solely due to the Kyrie team being levels ahead of other hardwood sneaker design teams, being unique, and connecting the shoe with the culture (collaborations and other contemporary themes). We’ve seen the sneaker take a trip to Bikini Bottom and visit Kyrie’s personality traits as well as his passions off of the court. And now as they move onto the Kyrie 7 when tech is at its best, the shoe has taken on new advancements to allow better performance as well as more colorway opportunities.
Irving’s creativity might include flashy, impossible dribbling, but his dance-like sequences always have a point. He’s working to either get to the basket or set up his teammates (or make a defender look silly). Similarly, the way in which Irving’s signature line taps into other Nike disciplines is a matter of intention. New technologies and tools are meaningless unless they drive new futures. Nethongkome says that Kyrie’s eagerness to think creatively about his own line shows how the point guard wants to shape a future for performance hoops that’s bigger than himself.
While much of the Kyrie 6 was already sound and ready for the new season, a couple of changes were made of course to up the performance. First off, a new traction rubber outsole is placed underneath that has a strategic line and curve placement for optimum traction and mobility while on the court. The venus fly trap-inspired strap has been removed and replaced with TPU overlays on the outer midfoot to add durability and support. The knit upper has also been updated with composite mesh which allows the sneaker to feel lighter without sacrificing the strength of the build.
Along with the reveal of all the new changes the hardwood kicks have taken on, we also got a glimpse at the debut colorways. Nike will launch the Nike Kyrie 7 in four different “Pre Heat” colorways on November 11th which will drop in “Mystery Boxes” which doesn’t allow the buyer to know which colorway they have bought until the official unboxing. Each of the four colorways honors a special love of Kyries off of the court. The “Special FX” colorway honors his love for filmmaking, “Expressions” ties in his joy of art and freedom of expression, “Icon of Sport” honors his favorite basketball goats, and lastly, the “Soundwave” edition nods to his love for music. Each pair will retail for $140 and release via Nike.com.
Following the “Pre Heat” collection, the Nike Kyrie 7 will drop as apart of the Sisterhood collection on November 14th, 2020 for a $130 retail price.
Lastly, the “BK Black” Nike Kyrie 7 will be dropping on November 16th for Nike members and later on November 23rd elsewhere. The edition celebrates the Brooklyn Nets Black court and will be retailing for $130.