The Kyrie 5 Officially Unveiled

The fifth model in Kyrie Irving’s signature line was officially unveiled by Nike Basketball. The debuted colorway is dubbed “Black Magic.” There are three crucial elements of the Kyrie 5. Designer of the 5, Benjamin Nethongkome breaks them down: 1. An articulated forefoot zoom bag This is a huge technological unlock for supporting guard play. Why? Because of its unique properties (see sidebar for more on this), the Air Zoom Turbo unit curves to wrap the bottom and sides of the foot. “In the Kyrie 5, it is distributed across the…

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Kyrie Irving wearing the Kyrie 5?

Kyrie Irving was spotted at Celtics practice wearing a shoe that was not the Kyrie 4 nor the Kyrie Low.   The return. @KyrieIrving spotted at practice wearing the Nike Kyrie 5. 👀 pic.twitter.com/CR7bSfJblI — B/R Kicks (@brkicks) October 16, 2018   From the images that were leaked, the mystery shoe Kyrie is wearing is is all black with the only color is white for the Nike branding on the lateral and medial sides of the shoe and the Kyrie logo on the tongue. The lacing system appears to be…

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Nike Kyrie 4 ‘Cinnamon Toast Crunch’ to release in August

This upcoming Kyrie 4 is part of the soon-to-come Nike Kyrie 4 ‘Cereal’ Pack. Dubbed the ‘Cinnamon Toast Crunch’, the sneaker features a metallic gold coin upper. It incorporates a wavy textured pattern on the heel that is representative of the cereal. Other cues taken from the cereal include the multicolored speckling on the midsole and Swoosh that is taken from the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal box ,the logo of the cereal on the tongue and the General Mills (the company that produces CTC) logo on heel of the right…

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Nike officially unveils Kyrie Low

Today Nike officially released images of the first low top version of a Kyrie Irving signature shoe. Termed a “democratized version of Kyrie Irving’s signature series” by Nike, the sneaker is built with an emphasis on comfort. Although the Low carries over some of the same aesthetic features of its higher-collared brother ( distinctive upper modeling and curved sole) it varies from the 4 distinctively underfoot. Where the Kyrie 4 has a top loaded Zoom Air unit ( meaning it sits right below the foot), the Zoom unit on the…

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Thomas’ medical evaluation could put trade in jeopardy

It seems the hip injury that caused Isaiah Thomas to miss the last two games of the Eastern Conference Finals could be a potential roadblock in the completion of the recent trade that sent Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. Thomas was in Cleveland yesterday for his physical and there is some concern in regards to his health. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Cleveland is weighing its option after the aforementioned physical. https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/901279114623102976 https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/901280075978600453 https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/901280704465694720 If Thomas is not cleared, this could result in the…

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Cavs deal Irving to Celtics

The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have come to terms on a trade. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the deal will send Cavs’ point guard Kyrie Irving to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first round pick. Celtics are sending Thomas, Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick for Kyrie Irving, league sources tell The Vertical. https://t.co/gdaT9UjVGl — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 22, 2017 Stay tuned to sneakershoptalk for more info as it becomes available.

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ offeseason proves winning does not cure all ails

The Cleveland Cavaliers are quite the oddity.  Although they have been to three straight NBA Finals, winning one in 2016, (and with the current state of the Eastern Conference, they are in a prime position to make additional runs to at least the East Finals) the Cavaliers find themselves in what was termed "a peculiar place."  Since losing the second of their three NBA Finals matchups with the Golden State Warriors, the Cavaliers' offseason has been undergirded with disfunction. It began with allowing David Griffin, their General Manager who constructed…

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Nike Basketball Presents the “Flip The Switch” Collection 

The Nike Basketball Flip The Switch collection highlights the energy of the NBA playoffs.  The collection is comprised of the LeBron XIV, KD9, Kyrie 3, and the PG1 and although common textural elements are shared amongst the four shoes, each one carries unique traits linked to each athletes.  This four shoe collection will be available globally May 5 on Nike.com and select retailers. 

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