NBA star Kyrie Irving is launching his Nike Kyrie 6 Preheat Collection featuring 11 colorways in 11 cities dear to him including Manila.
“The Philippines’ boundless enthusiasm and passion for the game is celebrated through a side lenticular graphic of the uniquely designed courts you find tucked away in the smaller neighborhoods of Manila, A Filipino flag inspired image is featured on the left strap and to signify the Philippines, the right strap boasts the letters ‘PH,’” said Nike in a press release.
On November 11, the limited edition of the Nike Kyrie 6 will be available in selected Titan and Nike stores.
“The biggest accomplishment that we’ve had in my shoe line is just evolving with the technology at Nike, and it really being specifically made for me,” Irving said.
“The Zoom Airbag, 360 traction and the strap — the technology defines the functionality of the shoe. But it’s evolved into a beautiful design that incorporates different inspirations from past Nike shoes,” the Brooklyn Nets guard said.
Ten other cities that make up Irving’s shoe line include Beijing, Berlin, Guangzhou, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.
Irving will launch the Nike Kyrie 6 in celebration of his distinct connection with number 11. Some of the things he counts as relevant with the number are: his father Drederick Irving wore jersey no. 11 during his time, he got picked as first overall (Round 1, Pick 1) in the 2011 NBA draft, and he broke the 11,000-point mark on March 11.