LeBron James isn’t the only Nike athlete who’s getting a colorway of their signature sneaker to pay homage to one of their favorite sitcoms.
The LeBron 16 “Martin” dropped on Tuesday as a tribute to Martin Lawrence’s iconic show, and next month, Kyrie Irving will get his own TV-inspired sneaker. The Kyrie 5 “Friends” will hit stores on May 16, retailing for $130 per Sneaker News, and it’s a more subtle nod to the show Irving has tattooed on his arm than the extremely bright LeBron’s.
The “Friends” edition of the Kyrie 5 is a classic black and white look, with red, yellow, and blue accents that tie into the show’s title credits — and a little tag on the side with the Friends logo on it, just to make things clear.
The red and black laces, along with the accents of colors on the lacing structure give it a little pop of color on top of the clean black and white silhouette that’s a favorite of the Kyrie line. The outsole also features the red, yellow, and blue blocks of color.
It’s far from the bright, in your face purple and yellow of the “Martin” LeBron’s, but it works all the same and for fans of the show and of sneakers, these will surely be a hot commodity when they hit Nike.com and select retailers.