While a rumored Concepts x Nike Kyrie 6 is set to launch this December, it looks like the Boston-based retailer is set to release another Nike Kyrie 5 collaboration.
Following their Kyrie 4 “Green Lobster” and Kyrie 5 “Ikhet” in 2018, this Kyrie 5 is the second installment of Egyptian-themed collaborations between the brands, inspired by Irving’s deep fascination with ancient Egyptian culture, the mysterious construction of the pyramids, and their connection to the solar system.
Referenced in the “Orion’s Belt” design, is the theory that the constellation aligns perfectly with all three Pyramids of Giza, which along with The Great Sphinx, were believed to be submerged in water at one point. The pyramids on the sneaker’s shroud are in accordance to the actual size and order, while the constellation sits above, on the tongue. The shades along the swoosh and heel-counter represent where the water levels would have receded over time.
No word on release details, but you can get a first look at this upcoming Concepts x Nike Kyrie 5 below. Stay tuned for more updates.
Concepts x Nike Kyrie 5 “Orion’s Belt”
Release Date: October 26, 2019