Model: Kyrie 5
Key Features: An articulated forefoot zoom bag, a new containment system, a new traction pattern on the outsole.
Release Date: November 22
The Kyrie 5 is highlighted by a trio of new design elements, beginning with an articulated forefoot zoom bag that provides responsiveness at all directions. Here, the Air Zoom Turbo unit curves to wrap the bottom and sides of the foot, aiding Irving's quick change of pace.
Next, the new containment system, which pulls inspiration from a Venus Flytrap, creates peak containment above the Air Zoom Turbo unit. The Flywire in turn locks the foot the into Air Zoom Turbo unit, amplifying responsiveness.
Finally, the new traction pattern on the outsole offers Kyrie added stability.
Expect to see a number of Kyrie 5 colorways throughout the NBA season, as the initial "Black Magic" iteration launches on November 22, followed by availability in China on December 6.
In other sneaker news, Nike's Air Max Plus is returning in three classic colorways.
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