Despite a year of ups and downs for Kyrie Irving, the folks over at Nike seem more invested than ever in the young superstar because they are adding another silhouette to his signature line: the Kyrie 4 Low.
Earlier this month, WearTesters reported that a Kyrie 4 Low would be releasing on July 15. Now, images have surfaced of the alleged silhouette and there are a few things to discuss.
While this is rumored to be a lowtop version of the current Kyrie 4, some of the most notable elements come from previous models of the line. For one, the midfoot strap placed on this sneaker is nearly identical to that of the Kyrie 2 and the outsole of the sneaker features a colorscheme very reminiscent of the heat/pressure map design applied to the Kyrie 3.
The upper seems to be completely covered in textile material, even at the heel counter (which resembles the Kyrie 1). This particular colorway features a black and white strap in graphic print and a gum rubber outsole that features herringbone-patterned nubs, blade, and Kyrie 4 elements. Kyrie and Nike branding are featured throughout of course, and we are excited to say that there may be a possibility of forefoot and heel Zoom inside a foam carrier, if we are not being led on.
Is this what you expected to see from Kyrie’s first official lowtop build? What do you think about the direction Irving’s line may be going in? Share your thoughts down in the comments below.
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