To the naked eye, Kyrie Irving to some from afar sees someone who perhaps likes to challenge the status quo…or rather the NBA champion point guard is simply an inquisitive individual. To some his thought provoking methods may be misguided or even perplexing; take for instance his comments during All-Star Weekend 2017:
“This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. … It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us,” – Kyrie Irving
Irving would later admit the did not think the comments would garner as much attention as they did. And would apologize to all science teachers. But all that aside…Irving is one to respect history and in conjunction with CNCPTS, Nike befits Kyrie’s fifth signature model with an cultural-inspired collaboration. Maintaining utilization of the All-Seeing Eye from the Kyrie 4…this Kyrie 5 project features cues based in Egyptian history and deities. From the hieroglyphics-styled ‘CNCPTS’ on the left tongue to the Eye of Ra on the heel. A symbol of illumination and light.
“What I love is that Concepts has always identified specific cultural touchpoints and pushed things that make them their own,” – Irving on CNCPTS x Nike Kyrie 5
The CNCPTS x Nike Kyrie 5 was unveiled during Kyrie’s episode of Complex’s Sneaker Shopping. You can watch the episode in its entirety below and have an official look at the project dropping December 26th. Sole-U will update you with release details as the launch draws near.