Kyrie dominates the court with his lightning-quick first step and fluid playing style. By working with the Nike design team, he ensured his third signature shoe would not only enable razor-sharp cuts but also provide players across a variety of positions with a custom fit and great court response. Dynamic traction, flexible support and responsive cushioning combine to deliver on Kyrie's demands.
Independent suspension pods and a curved
outsole offer exceptional traction and the
ability to play at any angle
A forefoot band integrates with Flywire cables
to provide support and a custom fit for every
position and playing style.
A low-profile Nike Zoom Air unit in
the heel delivers responsive cushioning
for all game comfort.
BEHIND THE DESIGN
He's got an endless list of accolades, but point guard Kyrie Irving is best known for unleashing ankle breakers and making it look easy. "We wanted to design a shoe that allows Kyrie to do whatever his imagination creates on the court," sr. product manager Tony Grosso says. The first step: improving the grip of the Kyrie 1-inspired sole. "There's traction up the sidewall, with a curved forefoot that helps create better court feel," Grosso explains
Grosso and his team also wanted to limit excess room inside the shoe to prevent slipping, allowing Kyrie to utilize his explosive first step without wasting energy. "We were really chasing after fit, which benefits Kyrie because the shoe will be much more responsive to his movements." The team took inspiration from the Kyrie 2 strap and created an internal support system made with Flywire—ultralight, super-strong fibers that act as support cables. Then they added a forefoot band to lock the foot down.
Kyrie's skills are highlighted when he uses his creativity to find a gap in the defense a split-second before it closes. "He plays so fast and his feet move at such a rapid rate," Grosso says, "it's almost like controlled speed." To represent the unorthodox way Kyrie sees the court, designers added textured spikes on the back half of the shoe. "There are no limitations to his game," Grosso says. And at 24 years old, Kyrie's only getting started.
Nike Flywire technology consists of strategically placed filaments that function like cables on a suspension bridge and offer support precisely where its needed. These strong filaments are applied to a minimalistic shoe upper, reducing weight to create Nikes lightest footwear. Paper-thin fabric covers the top of the foot, with the Flywire technology attaching to the outsole and holding the foot in place.
Nike ZOOM AIR
Nike Zoom is a very lightweight, super-responsive performance cushioning system from Nike. Beca use the Zoom is very thin it brings the foot closer to the ground makin the shoe more responsive.
Pattern consists of parallel zigzag lines. Provides excellent grip in all directions when it comes to a quick stop, start or turn off. Mostly used for basketball and tennis shoes intended.
Lightweight and breathable
Of nylon or polyester fiber
Knitted or woven in a variety of patterns
Grid eyes are bigger or smaller, they allow air to move
The excellent air permeability commonly used for making shoes for athletes
Cloth dampened with cold water with a little soap, gently clean the surface.
Clean immediately after wearing, long dirt absorbent.
Allow the surface to dry naturally.
Do not soak in water!
Do not wash with a washing machine and put in the hot-air dryers!
Do not tumble draining!
Rough / polished surface
Durable, comfortable, durable and breathable
Adapts to the foot shape, but in the long run loose fit
Identification of the rough surface and rough edges (cut the skin)
If wet mud is on the shoes, let them get dry and clean away the mud.
Use cleaning tools only of certificated brands, specialized only for suede: erasers, brushes, sponges. Shoes have to be dry - it is very important.
Do not dry shoes on the radiator and other heating devices. Put crease peace of paper and let dry naturally: do not use dark paper for light colour shoes.
It is recommended to avoid wet weather conditions.
Impregnate shoes properly. Three times for the new one, in order to protect shoes from the water. Later it is recommended to impregnate shoes every day before using shoes. Use cleaning tools only of certificated brands and specialized only for suede.