As long-time stars LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant continue to churn out popular signature sneakers, it’s never too early to look ahead into the future of Nike footwear. With LeBron and Kobe both into double-digit signature designs, and Durant’s line already in its seventh incarnation, Nike is starting to focus its resources towards the game’s next big sneaker star: Kyrie Irving.
The Kyrie 1, which dropped right before Christmas and has the “Flytrap” colorway releasing on Thursday at Champs Sports, has been well-received for both its style and play on the court. Of course, the fact that Irving is making a case for best point guard in the league night in and night out on the most high-profile team in the league certainly helps bring more eyes and attention to both him and his kicks.
On Thursday, Nike will unleash the next look in the Kyrie 1 line with the “Flytrap” colorway. Similar to the Venus Flytrap, Kyrie will fool defenders on the court into thinking they have him beat and then, without warning, will have his opponent on skates as he gets to the hoop and finishes with a flair and creativity unmatched by any other guard in the league.
The Kyrie 1 isn’t the first time he has turned heads with his footwear, however. Raised in West Orange, New Jersey, Irving started flashing his extensive collection as a teenager. While the sneaker world gets excited for the future of the Kyrie line, here’s a look at some of the more important sneakers he wore that brought him to this point. This is Kyrie Irving’s Sneaker History.
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