Officially Introducing the Nike Kyrie Irving 1

Although we have seen the Nike Kyrie 1 today the brand has officially introduced his first signature shoe. Below you can find the story behind the shoes, technology, release dates and more.

The Kyrie 1 Story

Nowadays, each signature shoe has a story behind them. Certain details represent Irving in the shoes. It not only makes the sneakers interesting, but you can own a piece of the person that endorses them.

  • 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
  • Nike Kyrie 1 Story

    Nike Kyrie 1 Technology

    When it comes to any athlete on Nike, they give them the absolute best technology out, nothing has changed when it came to Kyrie.

  • 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
  • Areas of open mesh enhances breathability
  • Rubber outsole provides durability on a variety of surfaces
  • Forefoot frame maximizes lateral stability
  • Angular heel counter for support and precise fit
  • Phylon foam under the heel delivers plush cushioning on impact
  • Nike Kyrie 1 Technology

    Kyrie 1 sketches by designer Leo Chang

    When Leo Chang and Nike sat down to design the Kryie 1, they wanted a look and feel to match his speed and quickness. The Kyrie 1 needed to be lightweight, have excellent traction and be bold and responsive.
    Nike Kyrie Irving 1 Sketches by Leo Chang

    Kyrie 1 Colorways

    Now available is the Kyrie 1 iD, which you can stop by NikeStore and design your pair.

    The Kyrie 1 ‘Dream’ comes when Irving was a child and he would wake up on Christmas morning and lacing up to play professional basketball, of course at the time it was a dream that became a reality. The base is done in black that features colorful objects from Irving’s life journey like a skateboard, stars from the Australian flag, brass musical instrument and his jersey number. Releasing in adult and kids sizes on December 23rd 2014.

    Nike Kyrie Irving 1 Dream

    The Kyrie 1 Deceptive Red will be one of those shoes that sneakerheads will want that uses predominate red. Inspiration comes from his out of this world quickness and accelerated speed off the step. Releasing globally on January 10th 2015.
    Nike Kyrie Irving 1 Deceptive Red