Kyrie Irving has been playing the first quarter of the 2017-18 NBA season in the Nike Kyrie 3, the ever-popular third edition of his signature sneaker.
While the 3 was one of 2016-17’s most popular basketball shoes, a new year means it’s time for a bit of a change and a new edition. While some like Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, and LeBron James have had their latest signatures on the market, we’ve been waiting for guys like Irving and James Harden to drop their new signature kicks.
On Thursday, Irving gave us our first official look at his new sneaker and the “Confetti” colorway on Instagram. The pink, gray, and blue colorway certainly pops and fans of the early models of the Kyrie sneaker will notice an awful lot of similarities between this one and his previous sneakers, as it’s a clear evolution from the 3 rather than a stark departure like LeBron took with the 15.
Irving spends a good portion of the video talking about his journey and everything that’s happened to get to a fourth signature sneaker. The part everyone cares about the most, though, is when he breaks out the new look 4s at the end of the video.
The Kyrie 4 looks similar to the 3, and even more so when seen on foot. Some design elements are pulled from the one, most notably on the midsole. Fora more detailed look, you can check out this image of the sneaker on foot and review video from WearTesters.com on the Kyrie 4, as they got a look at a black and white colorway (and loved them).