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.
Concepts Nike Kyrie 5 Orion’s Belt Release Date
Look for the Concepts x Nike Kyrie 5 “Orion’s Belt” to release on October 26th. The retail price tag is set at $140 USD.
Release Date: October 26, 2019
UPDATE: Concepts officially reveals the Nike Kyrie 5 “Orion’s Belt” colorways that references the Orion’s Belt, which is the belief that the constellation aligns perfectly with all three Pyramids of Giza. The shoe will release on October 26th exclusively on Cncpts.com and at the Concepts NYC location.