Nike Basketball has officially unveiled the Kyrie Irving’s second signature shoe, the Nike Kyrie 2 in one of its upcoming colorways dubbed, “Inferno.”
“With an average ball speed of 21 miles per hour — nearly twice as fast as an average NBA player’s dribble — Kyrie can complete a crossover in less than one-third of a second,” says Brenkus.
Pushing off the court with 770 pounds of force at a sharp 40-degree angle, Irving can experience four g’s of acceleration during the crossover. (To put this number in perspective, that’s a g-force greater than the average astronaut experiences during a rocket launch). In other words: Irving needs footwear that performs under extreme pressure.
This release was designed by Leo Chang, who also designed his first signature shoe.
Nike Kyrie 2 Inferno Release Date
You can now find the Nike Kyrie 2 available on NIKEiD. The first colorway to release is the Nike Kyrie 2 “Effect” colorway that launches on December 15th, followed by the “Inferno” colorway seen here on January 1st, 2016. The retail price tag is set at $125 USD.
Nike Kyrie 2 “Inferno”
Bright Crimson/Atomic Orange-Black
January 1, 2016
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