Kyrie Irving and sneaker boutique Concepts will be releasing a special collaboration on his new Nike Kyrie 5 model.
This Nike Kyrie 5 is inspired by Kyrie’s Hamsa hand tattoo. Its Sandy Beige upper nods to the age of Ancient Egypt and pyramids, while having a chiseled Grey Swoosh, Red tongue to represent the nose of the Sphinx before it decayed, atop a Purple sole that represents the sunset against the pyramids. Dual branding on the tongue shroud, along with Egyptian hieroglyphs on each heel completes the design.
Dubbed the Concepts x Nike Kyrie 5 Ikhet, the colorway is inspired by Kyrie’s Hamsa tattoo seen on his hand. The shoe features a Sandy Beige upper which is meant to represent the age of Ancient Egypt and pyramids. Some of the finer details include a chiseled grey Swoosh, a red tongue to represent the nose of the Sphinx before it decayed, and a purple sole that represents the sunset against the pyramids. Final touches include dual branding on the tongue and Egyptian hieroglyphs on each heel.
Throughout his magnificent 16-years career, Nike has been there right alongside LeBron James each and every literal step of the way. Way back in 2003, the Swoosh shot an ad campaign in which the proclaimed king sat on a regal throne decked out in red velvet with golden hardware and three menacing lions perched at his feet. In celebration of that ad, Nike has fashioned a luxurious take on the LeBron 16 signature shoe, one created specifically for his opening night game and LA Lakers regular season debut against the Portland Trail Blazers. Done up in a monarchial combination of deep red, metallic gold, and cheetah print – harkening back to the jungle vibes of the ad from 16 years ago – these shoes are truly fit for the league’s top predator.
The Nike LeBron 16 King is the next iteration of the silhouette this season, and it’s inspired by the African meaning of LeBron James’ name and his first ever poster. The colorway is also a tribute to his legacy and dominance on the court. A bold red battleknit upper with highlighting leopard print detailing is seen on the heels which pays tribute to the classic Air Zoom Generation ad campaign during LeBron James’ early career. Also, the insoles feature the same image, while metallic gold accents for the Swooshes, tongue and heel tab, followed by a white rubber sole to top it all off.
The Nike LeBron 16 is a nod to the small forward position, which is part of Nike’s “1 Thru 5” Collection. It features a Red Battleknit upper with leopard print heels that pays homage to a classic Air Zoom Generation ad campaign during his early career. That same photo is used on the insoles, along with Metallic Gold accents on the Swoosh, heel tab, and tongue.
Nike LeBron 16 “King”
Color: Team Red/Metallic Gold-Multi Color
Style Code: AO2588-601
Release Date: October 18, 2018
The Nike Kobe 1 Protro returns this weekend in a couple of new colorways to celebrate Mamba Day (April 13th). Releasing as part of the Nike Basketball Art Of A Champion Collection will be the Nike Kobe 1 Protro Final Seconds.
This Lakers-inspired Kobe 1 Protro is inspired by Kobe Bryant’s miraculous Game 4 playoff performance against the Suns back in 2006. Down two points, Kobe’s wrong-footed, herky-jerky layup on a fast break sent the game to OT, where, down one, he saved the ball off a tip, drove right and drilled the game-winner with two defenders in his face as the buzzer sounded. The shoe features a White leather upper with Del Sol and Varsity Purple accents to complete the Lakers theme. Additional details include Kobe’s number “8” is stitched on the heels and a full-length Zoom Air cushioned sole.
The Nike Kobe 1 Protro Final Seconds honors Kobe Bryant’s 2006 Game 4 performance against the Phoenix Suns. It’s include in the Nike Champions Think 16 Collection that honors sixteen of the game’s greatest champions.Dressed in a White, Del Sol, and Varsity Purple color scheme. This Nike Kobe 1 Protro features a White leather upper with Purple and Yellow accents. Kobe’s number “8” is stitched on the heels atop a full-lenght Zoom Air cushioned sole completes the theme.
Nike Kobe 1 Protro “Final Seconds”
Color: White/Del Sol-Varsity Purple
Style Code: AQ2728-101
Release Date: April 14, 2018