Kyrie Irving is one of the most creative sneakerheads in the NBA today and a special-edition Nike Kyrie 5 inspired by the 1990 NBC sitcom “Friends” may be the latest shoe to get his personal touch. Some raw images of the kicks were released on Instagram and the sight of them certainly makes you want to set up shop on a couch at Central Perk.
The colorway is a fun, modern sneaker with some throwback touches. It features a black mesh upper and Flyknit done up in a multicolor combination of teal, orange and yellow.
There is also a black and orange midsole and white outsole showing multicolored accents.
All the branding, including the Swoosh and Kyrie’s signature logo, are
in white. The Friends logo can be seen along the insoles.
The casual observer may not put the basketball superstar and iconic show together, but true Kyrie fans know the connection. The Boston Celtics guard is a huge fan of Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Joey and Phoebe.
Irving is so devoted that the Friends logo is even emblazoned on one of his forearms. There is no release information yet, but expect more details soon.
It seems that adidas and Kanye West are teaming up yet again for another colorway launch happening later this year, the YEEZY 500, “Ultraviolet”. Even though no official release date has been set for this pair, the rumor is that they will be hitting the shelves as early as this fall. These shoes will feature a vibrant purple color atop along with the classic gum-colored out-sole, which is enough to make any sneaker fan nostalgic for well-loved designs of the past. The announcement of the potential YEEZY 500 comes right after the launch for the Yeezy Blush, which has given invested customers something to be excited about in the upcoming months.
This pair itself is thought to be what may be leading iteration for YEEZY Season 7, as it’s also going to feature high-quality leather, mesh construction, and cow suede in it’s design like it originally was. The type of shoe looks like it will be an athletic one that could also pass for fashion shoe, and it will be exciting to hear more details about it as we get past the summer months. What is know for sure is that adidas fans will be going crazy for a pair of these, as it will definitely be a coveted design. Stay tuned for updates!