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Best Kyrie Irving Basketball Shoes

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released Nov. 2019
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  • 8.8
    rating based on 7 expert reviews
  • Kyrie's 6th signature shoe is an evolution of previous models and probably the best Kyrie so far
  • Great traction and support with a low-to-the-ground, responsive cushioning
released Sep. 2020
Nike Kybrid S2
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  • 8.7
    rating based on 2 expert reviews
  • A mashup of the Kyrie 4, 5, and 6 that uses some of the best aspects of each.
  • Great for guards and smaller wings who are quick on their feet.
released Dec. 2017
Nike Kyrie 4
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  • 8.7
    rating based on 10 expert reviews
  • Great fit, good traction, and much-improved impact protection
  • Affordable, well-rounded basketball shoe
released Nov. 2020
Nike Kyrie 7
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  • 8.6
    rating based on 5 expert reviews
  • The Kyrie 7 is an upgrade over the 6 with aesthetics to match.
  • Great for quick players like guards who are shifty and make a lot of cuts.
released Jun. 2019
Nike Kyrie Low 2
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  • 8.6
    rating based on 5 expert reviews
  • Great bang-for-your-buck model from the Kyrie signature line
  • Works best for narrow-footers looking for a good allrounder with responsive cushioning
released Dec. 2021
Nike Kyrie 8
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  • 8.5
    rating based on 7 expert reviews
  • The Nike Kyrie 8 is a welcome improvement in the Kyrie lineup.
  • Best for players looking for a shoe with no real weaknesses.
released Nov. 2018
Nike Kyrie 5
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  • 8.5
    rating based on 9 expert reviews
  • Great court-feel, lockdown, and stability
  • Works best for quick guards who prefer court feel over impact protection
released Dec. 2017
Nike Kyrie S1
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  • 8.5
    rating based on 3 expert reviews
  • Limited edition concoction of the Kyrie 1,2 and 3
  • For Kyrie fans who don't mind paying premium to get these from resellers
released Jul. 2018
Nike Kyrie Low
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  • 8.4
    rating based on 4 expert reviews
  • The first Kyrie low-cut model
  • Perfect for guards who want maximum traction and don't need a lot of cushioning
released Sep. 2020
Nike Kyrie Low 3
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  • 8.3
    rating based on 2 expert reviews
  • The Kyrie Low 3 is very similar to the previous model, but a slight upgrade.
  • Best for guards or wings who need a lot of court feel and support.
released Jun. 2021
Nike Kyrie Low 4
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  • 8.2
    rating based on 3 expert reviews
  • The latest entry in the Kyrie Low line is a decent offering, especially at its lower price point.
  • Especially recommended for guards that want a responsive shoe.
released Apr. 2022
Nike Kyrie Low 5
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  • 8.1
    rating based on 3 expert reviews
  • The excellent traction and light materials make for an excellent budget-friendly option.
  • Players that rely on quick footwork.
released Dec. 2016
Nike Kyrie 3
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  • 7.9
    rating based on 9 expert reviews
  • Amazing traction for a very fair price
  • Good choice for light and quick guards who value court feel over impact protection
released Jan. 2019
Nike Kyrie Flytrap 2
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  • 7.8
    rating based on 2 expert reviews
  • An insanely affordable basketball shoe with awesome traction
  • Perfect for light and quick players who don't need a lot of impact protection
released Nov. 2020
Nike Kyrie Flytrap 4
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  • 7.7
    rating based on 2 expert reviews
  • The Nike Kyrie Flytrap 4 is an underwhelming update to the Flytrap line.
  • Great for quick guards who need a cheap and responsive shoe.
released Mar. 2018
Nike Kyrie Flytrap
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  • 7.3
    rating based on 5 expert reviews
  • The most affordable Kyrie model of all time
  • Works well for wide-footers or if you are looking for a cheap outdoors shoe
released Jan. 2020
Nike Kyrie Flytrap 3
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  • 7.2
    rating based on 2 expert reviews
  • The Flytrap 3 is the budget version of Kyrie's signature line
  • Works best as your outdoor basketball shoes
released Nov. 2021
Nike Kyrie Flytrap 5
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  • 7.0
    rating based on 4 expert reviews
  • In terms of performance, the Nike Kyrie Flytrap 5 plays similarly to the Flytrap 4.
  • Players that like a responsive shoe and don't need impact protection.
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Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving was drafted as the 1st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Duke University by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He received the Rookie of the Year award and has since appeared in multiple All-Star games and All-NBA teams. He also, so far, has an All-Star MVP and an NBA championship. After six seasons with the Cavs, he moved to Boston for two, and has been playing for the Brooklyn Nets since the 2020 season.

Playing Style

Kyrie Irving is listed at 6’2” and has one of the nastiest and craftiest handles the NBA has ever seen.

Kyrie Irving Logo

Kyrie Irving Logo
Kyrie Irving’s logo was developed with Nike and features a graphic “K” in front of an “I” formed with two pillars, utilizing his initials. This is the only one that Uncle Drew has been known to use.

What Shoe Size Does Kyrie Irving Wear?

Kyrie Irving wears a size 12.

History of Kyrie Irving Signature Shoes

Reportedly, Kyrie Irving gets $11 million per year from Nike. The Kyrie line has been one of the more popular signatures recently, being the most worn on-court sneaker in the NBA in the 2019-2020 season outside of the Nike Kobe’s. Before getting his own sneaker, however, Kyrie first wore the Hyperdunks.

The Nike Kyrie 1 officially released to the public on December 23, 2014.

Release Dates of Signature Shoes*
* includes only shoes released in 2017 or later

Characteristics of Kyrie Irving Shoes

Kyrie’s shoes have been known to deliver one thing the most consistently: court feel. The line usually featured the most minimal cushion set up in the market. The first version featured a full-length Phylon midsole with a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot, while the following one put the unit in the heel and that set up was kept until the Kyrie 3. The Kyrie 4 still featured the Zoom Air unit in the heel but the whole midsole was replaced with Cushlon. The fifth up to the seventh iterations all had Nike’s new Zoom Turbo unit, which literally covers the whole forefoot, with the foam carrier being the only difference.

The Kyrie 1 is the odd one in the bunch, having the only different overall shape in the line. The rest are very similar in their structure. However, all their builds and the materials didn’t differ too much. Mesh was always present in a dominant fashion with tweeks here and there for each model. The first had fuse overlays, while the 2, 4, and 6 had the back half of the sneaker be a synthetic. The 3, 5, and 7, on the other hand, had Kurim overlays, a synthetic leather midfoot cage, and little plastic cages on the forefoot, respectively. The Kyrie 5 until 7 stand out with the all-seeing eye being incorporated into the design of each.

Kyrie Irving’s sneakers have been of the mid top variety and offer ample ankle support for both the NBA star and the average baller. They’re also famous for having the outsole come up the sides of the shoe for killer crossovers and beastly traction to go along with that. The line doesn’t break the bank with its price starting at $110 with the first and now being at $130 in the seventh iteration.

Uncle Drew has come out with two other series besides the flagship: the Kyrie Low and Kybrid. The former is not to be taken as the low top version of each signature but is actually another line on its own. It could be considered the more budget-friendly version being about $10 cheaper than the main release. The Kybrid combines aspects of previous Kyrie models into one sneaker. The pattern seems to be that a model of this comes out every three flagships and it retails even more expensive than them.

Special Colorways

Nike Kyrie Spongebob Collection

Nike and Nickelodeon teamed up to make the Nike Kyrie Spongebob Collection. In the fifth silhouette was the namesake’s colorway, as well as Patrick’s and Squidward’s, while Sandy and Mr. Krabs took a crack at the Kyrie Low 2. Each pair features the color of each character they represented, with their faces on the insole, and also incorporates specific details, like the underwater squirrel’s flower and Spongebob’s sponge holes.