The upcoming NBA season is almost upon us which means it’s also time we start seeing new kicks.Today, we have a glimpse at what might be the upcoming Nike Kyrie 5.
During the off-season and pre-season, athletes tend to put their upcoming signature model for the season to the test. These shoes are designed and put together over a year and change in advance and handed out to a selective group of product testers so they can offer feedback on what works and what doesn’t. As far as we see, this possible Kyrie 5 has only subtle changes from last year’s popular Nike Kyrie 4 (perhaps the best Kyrie model yet).
The shoe pictured here features an all-mesh upper, just like its predecessor, along with an updating lacing system that implements Flywire at the forefoot and midfoot area for updated lockdown. The toecap at medial side also features fuse overlays for durability.
Interestingly, the tongue pull branding features Kyrie’s signature logo with Nike while a uniquely designed heel counter should keep Irving on the shoe’s footbed. It is still unknown what cushion system this possible Kyrie 5 utilizes, however, we wouldn’t be surprised if it stayed the same as Kyrie 4 (a Cushlon midsole with heel Zoom Air). The traction appears to show a highly aggressive multi-directional pattern, a plus for guards like Kyrie who utilize intense but controlled movements to evade defenders.
There is no official release date or price point for this possible Kyrie 5 yet, but if this is a glimpse of things to come for the signature line we’re absolutely game for it. Of course, this should could also be another budget model like the Kyrie Flytrap.
What do you think of the shoe so far? Do you own the Kyrie 4 and enjoy playing in it? Are you excited for what’s to come with Irving’s signature line? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.