Kyrie Irving’s journey with the Swoosh has taken him from the humble beginnings that is the Nike Hyperdunk 2012 PE that ran through the Hyperdunk 2014. But since then Kyrie has come into his own as Nike has entrusted Kyrie to lead the next generation of Nike Basketball athletes. A mantle he has taken and a title of leader of the new school, he has ran with. And his evolution from the Nike Kyrie 1 to the Nike Kyrie 4 comes with the evolution of Kyrie, the person. Now coming into his own as a basketball player, moving on from the Cavaliers and now at the helm of the Celtics. But also we get a look into Kyrie’s psyche as he proclaimed the world was flat, which made waves around the world…all puns intended. A notion that prompted the depiction of the “all seeing eye” on the inside of the tongue tab.
Benjamin Nethongkome takes over as the lead design partner for the Kyrie 4 and the Kyrie signature line moving forward. And his impact is immediately felt with the first release of the Kyrie 4. To which Kyrie himself emphatically proclaimed:
“This is the guy right here!” – Kyrie Irving on Benjamin Nethongkome
The ‘Confetti’ Nike Kyrie 4 will hit select House of Hoops locations in Boston, Cambridge, Harlem and Wayne, New Jersey. Coinciding with Friday’s tip-off against the Utah Jazz at 7 pm ET. And on SNKRS this Saturday, December 16th.
For more on the Kyrie 4 head over to Nike, Inc.