Few days ago Nike Basketball has announced its latest basketball innovation yet - the KYRIE 3.
Designed for Kyrie's awe-inspiring agility and speed, the KYRIE 3 advances understanding of court response and traction for quick-cutting basketball players across a variety of positions.
"The team at Nike shows me pictures of me on court and my foot is at an unbelievable angle. I'm crossing over somebody and my body angle and positioning is so abnormal, even when I look at it. I'm kind of amazed, because I'm thinking, all I did was a simple cross over here, but my foot is dang near touching the ground horizontally. I want to have technology in this shoe that is fit for those moments. The shoe is lightweight, comfortable and always keeps me locked down,” said the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard.
The shoe features an integrated forefoot band with Flywire cables that enhance forefoot motion while maintaining amazing lockdown. Its independent traction pods on the forefoot enhance traction for those hard cuts on the court.
Elements of Kyrie's personality are also embedded in this third signature shoe. His JBY (Just Be You) and H+H (Hungry and Humble) mottos are both found on the tongue. The roman numerals VIII and XIII are also on each sock liner, mimicking the tattoo's on his wrists which remind him of his late mother - Elizabeth. A small frame found on the visible Zoom Air unit in the heel also pays tribute to his young daughter, Azurie.
Here is a short video of Kyrie discussing his latest signature kicks:
Irving will debut the KYRIE 3 on Christmas Day when his Cleveland Cavaliers face off against the Golden State Warriors in a rematch of last year's finals.
Release date and availability in the Philippines:
The shoe will be available starting on January 3, 2017 for 6,295 PHP at the following Nike and Titan doors:
Titan FORT, Titan MOLITO, Titan UPTC, Titan SHANG, Titan CONRAD, Titan RONAC, Titan G5, Titan CIRCUIT and WEBSTORE (titan22.com)
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