Each sneaker from the Kyrie Irving and Nike collab reflects the distinct style of the cartoon’s main characters
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This August, NBA star Kyrie Irving and Nike will be releasing a limited edition five-sneaker collection inspired by the cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants. The collection will consist of three Kyrie 5s and two summer-ready Kyrie Low 2s that reference the show’s characters.
Each sneaker is a nod to the style of each of the characters’ distinct look and personality. The SpongeBob Kyrie 5 is designed with gold dots, a squiggly swoosh, and a red accent, mimicking SpongeBob’s famous khaki-and-red-tie outfit. The other Kyrie 5 channeled Patrick Starr for inspiration with a multi-shade pink print on the top part of the shoe and a neon green outsolein reference to its shorts.
Another Kyrie 5 design is dedicated to Squidward Tentacles. These sneakers have a slightly more toned down combo of light jade and soft blue. All Kyrie 5 sneakers sport a Nickelodeon stamp across the shoelaces.
Meanwhile, the Kyrie Low 2 features a combination of white, gray, and brown, recalling astronaut squirrel Sandy Cheeks’s space suit. Lastly, the other Kyrie Low 2 is an ode to Krusty Krab owner Mr. Krabs, featuring hot red, jade, blue, and gold that reference the character’s love for money.
Irving, who grew up watching SpongeBob SquarePants released the collection in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the iconic TV show. While the official release date and retail prices have yet to be disclosed, Nike announced via Twitter that fans can expect the limited edition sneakers to arrive this summer. But as Irving suits up for his new team this coming season, expect him to rock this collection as the newest guard of the Brooklyn Nets.