Kyrie's ballhandling is superior, ask Brandon Knight. Actually, you could ask anyone who has ever faced him. And his second signature shoe supports these quick and unpredictable movements. Ever since Kyrie debuted in the league all eyes were on him. That is why Nike precisely investigated the Cavalier guard's movements, before designing the KYRIE 2. While dribbling, Irving moves the basketball almost twice as fast as the average NBA player. All he needs are 1,5 seconds to reach the basket from the three point-line – from a standstill. Therefore he is around 15 procent faster than all other point guards playing in the world's best league. The probably most interesting. as well as most important fact from Nike's investigation is Uncle Drew's weight distribution while dribbling: He puts his body into an inclined position and puts a part of his body weight onto his outside which, by the way, ends up touching the ground. Ultimately Nike designer Leo Chang decided to create an innovative, rounded outsole which winded up as a huge success – even though its strange look got doubted at first. To complete Kyrie's outstanding footwork the non-slip rubber outsole including a durable traction pattern comes in perfectly.
With the playoffs already being in full swing, Nike presents the KYRIE 2 'TEAM RED' at the right time. Inspired by the Cavaliers' home jersey, the 'Team Red' colorway promises a marvelous appearance. The sole receives a dappled look, while the only major change made the midfoot strap turn into suede.
Bring Your Game: Kyrie Irving