Its hard to believe Australian born Kyrie Irving is only twenty-four (24) years old, yet he has accomplished so mush in his young career in seemingly innocuous fashion. However, the future hall of famer already has a championship ring to his name, an Olympic gold medal around his neck as well as many more accolades. To add another notch to his already impressive belt, is the addition of the ever-popular Kyrie Irving signature shoe line from Nike. 2017 has brought us an early offering being the Australian release of the Kyrie 3 basketball shoe.
The Kyrie 3 boasts all that is to like from the prior two (2) shoes with a couple of surprising additions. The curved outer sole remains as well as the trademark Zoom Air with two separate traction pods in the forefoot including an integrated forefoot sole band. The traction pods are emphasized with bright green and yellow hues, while the breathable dynamic flywire cables produce added stability and fitting around the foot.
The Kyrie 3 is evolving, much like Irving’s game from which much of the inspiration and its design is drawn from. This ideal has produced the ultimate in court performance technology that has been synonyms with the prior releases of this signature shoe from Nike,
Not only are they a quick, responsive and sticky shoe, they are not out of place as a neat casual shoe to wear out to your local bar or night club.
To finish off these much-anticipated sneakers, there are number of small Kyrie Irving insignias including the return of the “JBY” logo, representing the US/Australian’s motto “Just Be Yourself”, as well as the “H+H” meaning “Hungry and Humble” a message that has stuck with Kyrie from a child.There are also some very personal attributes to the shoe, being the roman numerals VIII and XIII as seen tattooed on Kyrie’s arm, pays ode to his late mother’s birthday on August 13th. Finally, his daughter Azurie and his mum Elizabeth names are embedded around the Zoom Air window beneath the sole.
The Nike Kyrie 3 “Black Ice” hit Australian retail stores on December 26th, 2016 retailing between of $180 -190.00 AUD, since this initial release a further three (3) colorways are expected to follow shortly after.
If you want to get your feet into a pair of these basketball shoes, then if past shoe sales are
anything to go by, then these sneakers want be hanging around Australian stores for long.