One thing that stands out about Kyrie Irving’s signature shoe is the use of Arabic, rather than Roman numerals to mark each release. While Roman numerals offer the gravitas of tradition and antiquity, the Kyrie is all about breaking new ground.
Once you actually open the Kyrie 2’s box, there is emphatically more to notice than what kind of numbers are on the outside. The Kyrie 2 offers a number of features that give the shoe a wholly unique visual design. They aren’t merely engineered to play basketball; they are engineered to play basketball the way that Kyrie Irving plays it, which is to say with great speed, razor sharp movements, and pinpoint accuracy. Of course, to perform these marvelous physical feats at speed puts tremendous pressure on the body.
Elements like the curved midsole and outsole, grooved traction-pattern, pivot points, responsive cushioning, and ankle straps are designed to keep the foot secure throughout all of Irving’s electrifying moves on the basketball court.
Keep the roman numerals, and the laurel wreaths, for that matter, for the retro models. The Kyrie 2 is a performance basketball shoe for right now.
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