Following news that Kyrie Irving called his upcoming signature shoe, the Nike Kyrie 8, “trash” in the comment section of an Instagram leak. He has since backed off from his statement and claims he’s working with Nike to restructure the shoe, but it looks doubtful for any big changes to happen before the start of the 2021-2022 season.
Therefore, we’re left to accept this current version of the Kyrie 8 unless Nike Basketball plans to design an Elite-version of the shoe in-time for the playoff season.
The build itself resembles the Kyrie 6 along with other past Nike Kyrie designs. It comes constructed in a mix of mesh, leather, and suede materials along with iridescent details. Finishing off the design are Kyrie logos appearing on the tongue, heels, and rubber outsole, while the left tongue features a “Fire and Ice” motif possibly nodding to Kyrie’s game.
Check out the official photos below, and look for the Nike Kyrie 8 “Fire and Ice” to release on February 2nd at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $130 USD.
Style Code: CZ0204-001
Release Date: February 2, 2022
UPDATE 11/7: Nike reveals official photos of the first-leaked Kyrie 8 in its upcoming “Fire and Ice” colorway.