Kyrie Irving is no stranger to making footwear, having previously designed sneakers that pay homage to classic Nike silhouettes. Previously, the sneaker aficionado crafted pairs that uniquely allude to classic Nike's such as the Kobe 5 "Bruce Lee" and the Nike SB Dunk Low "Raygun." So the "Just Do It" brand knows who to call on to pay their respects with fresh sneaker styles that respectfully retro in good taste.
The 2010s were dominated by new basketball shoe prototypes coming in left and right, but the Kevin Durant's KD 4 "Weatherman" colorway was a mainstay for that period. Now, Nike has set out to recapture the charm of the colorways from the "Slim Reaper" introduced to us ten years ago with KD 4 "Weatherman."
The "Weatherman" colorway came with a story that admits Durant's dream of being a weatherman if his dreams of playing in the NBA were shattered.
Kyrie used vivid green hues for this sneaker, spreading from the mesh netting to the side paneling, toe boxes, shoelaces, and tongues. The artistic volt patterns complement the mesh accents, as do the hits of black all over the iconic Kyrie Irving Logo on the tongues and the traditional Swoosh and the eye logos across the back.
The '7' mark on the shoes reflects Kyrie's seventh signature sneaker creation with Nike. The badge also happens to be the number that Kevin Durant wore when playing for the Brooklyn Nets. The shoe's bright colorway is inspired by topographic maps and graphics used on nightly newscasts.
Nike Kyrie 7 “Weatherman"
Style Code: CQ9327-300
Release Date: 2021
The release date for Kyrie Irving's Nike Kyrie 7 'Weatherman' is still unknown, although it will most definitely be in the coming months. The sneaker has a price tag of $130.
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