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ANTA KAI 1 “Garden State” Releases July 2024

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Basketball star Kyrie Irving is honoring his New Jersey roots with a special edition of his signature shoe, the ANTA KAI 1. This “Garden State” version celebrates Irving’s upbringing in a unique way.

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Instead of using bright colors or flashy graphics, the “Garden State” design stays simple with a monochromatic “Sage” green palette. The real tribute is in the details. The translucent toe box reveals a hidden layer underneath, showcasing vibrant floral graphics. This floral pattern is a clever nod to New Jersey’s nickname, “The Garden State,” known for its lush greenery and natural beauty.

The “Garden State” ANTA KAI 1 is more than just a new colorway; it’s a heartfelt tribute to Irving’s formative years. This shoe lets Kyrie’s fans, especially those from New Jersey, feel a deeper connection with him. It serves as a reminder that even as Irving rises to fame, his home state remains a significant part of his identity.

ANTA KAI 1 Garden State Release Date

The ANTA KAI 1 “Garden State” has already launched in China, with a U.S. release date set for July 20th, 2024 via The retail price is set at $125 USD.

Kyrie Irving’s homage to New Jersey through the ANTA KAI 1 “Garden State” edition is a testament to his love for his home state. This special shoe not only highlights his personal journey but also allows fans to share in the pride of New Jersey’s rich heritage. As anticipation builds for the stateside release, Irving’s fans eagerly await their chance to own a piece of this unique tribute.

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ANTA KAI 1 “Garden State”
Color: Sage/Sage
Style Code: 122431102S-16
Release Date: June 15, 2024 (China)
Release Date: July 20, 2024 (Global)
Price: $125

UPDATE 7/11/24: After a limited release, the KAI 1 “Garden State” is launching in the U.S. on July 20th, 2024. Available on, the exclusive draw is open now for site members, with the online release set for that Saturday.

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Mario Briguglio
Mario Briguglio
Founder and Editor in Chief. My passion for sneakers started at age 6 and now I've turned my passion into a profession. Favorite Kicks - Air Jordan 3 "Black Cement"

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