Images emerge of the latest model in the Nike Kyrie line, the Kyrie 8.
Kyrie Irving, while being one of the NBA’s most dominant point guards, has continually drummed up controversy, whether that be on-or-off the court. Sticking to his footwear sponsorship, Irving had some choice words for what eventually became the Nike Kyrie Infinity, calling out the sneaker on Twitter and saying “IMO these are trash!” On top of this, news came out earlier in the year that Nike is “unlikely” to extend their contract with Kyrie past the 2022-2023 NBA season, though there was still one more model on the horizon. What is technically the 9th model in the Kyrie Irving and Nike line, images emerged of the upcoming Nike Kyrie 8.
Appearing in a clean white, red, and black color scheme, the silhouette gets an overhaul from materials to tech. On the upper, a ripstop material covers what appears to be a mesh underlay hosting various streaks of red and white. Running on the bottom portion is a fused overlay, also located along the eyestays that host a set of white rope laces. For branding, an enlarged Nike Swoosh with black trim comes in red on the lateral side while the medial side gets a painted-on graphic atop a leather panel. Kyrie’s logo gets placed atop the tongue while his signature is present on the white foam midsole. Sentimental details paying homage to Kyrie’s late mother, Elizabeth Ann Irving, are visible with her name embossed on the midfoot near the toe and through her birthday written in Roman numerals. Cushioning for the sneaker comes via the Zoom Air unit inside while the grippy rubber outsole helps you stay sharp when on the court.
The Nike Kyrie 8 Wolf is slated to release in November 2022 through Nike and select Nike Basketball retailers online and in-store. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $140. For more updates on what is most likely Kyrie’s last sneaker with The Swoosh and more in the sneaker and streetwear world, keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app.
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