Check out the upcoming "Black Ice" Kyrie 3.
Nike and Kyrie Irving have officially introduced the newest edition of his signature line, the Kyrie 3, and just like the Kyrie 1 and Kyrie 2 it's looking pretty slick.
As you'd expect, the Nike Kyrie 3 is tailored to his game, specifically all of the ankle-breaking crossovers that he seems to dish out on a nightly basis.
In addition to the new integrated forefoot band with Flywire cables, which enhance the wearers forefoot motion while maintaining a lockdown fit, the Kyrie 3 also features two noticeable traction pods on the forefoot of the sole to enhance traction on those "stop on a dime" cuts.
"It's a different lace form that allows you to keep your forefoot down and stay locked in.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."
"The traction pods are unbelievable. How responsive they are on the floor. Starting and stopping and going and picking up from behind-the-back crossover, and you start and stop on a dime while your defenders shoes are still going forward. That can be the biggest difference. This game is separated by very finite moments where you have to get your shot off. My shoe speaks to that. Being able to stop on a dime and cross over and go another direction, I can't wait for players to try it."
Some additional specifics include Zoom Air technology and outsole curvature that allows quick transitions to the medial and lateral edges.
Other subtle details include "JBY" and "H+H" on the tongue which stand for his motto "Just Be Yourself" and "Hungry + Humble," a nod to his father's advice.
The colorway shown in the gallery has been dubbed "Black Ice" and will debuting on December 26th for $120.
Check out Kyrie's breakdown of his new signature shoe below.