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Nike Unveils Kyrie Irving's Low-Top Shoe

Following some confusion over the model name of Kyrie Irving's new low-top, Nike has officially unveiled the sneakers.

First thought to be dubbed the Kyrie 4 Low, the shoe will be known simply as the Kyrie Low. It debuts tomorrow, June 29, in a Quickstrike “Uncle Drew” colorway.

More than just an aesthetic overhaul, the Kyrie Low emphasizes comfort with retooled cushioning. Rather than the top-loaded heel Zoom Air seen on the Kyrie 4, the Kyrie Low switches things up with a bottom-loaded setup to provide a softer underfoot feel.

Nike Kyrie 4 Low 'Uncle Drew' AO8979-005 (Sole)
Image via Nike

Zoom Air has been added to the forefoot, too, giving the model added responsiveness from heel to toe. Also of note is the new outsole, which takes a page from the Kobe 10's traction pattern. 

“Kyrie wanted his Low to have everything his signature game shoes have had, but retooled with an all-day play component,” designer Benjamin Nethongkome said in a press release.

The “Uncle Drew” Kyrie 4 QS drops Friday, June 29 for $115 with more colorways releasing throughout the summer.

 

[Sole Collector]