After some images leaked a few weeks back, we have our first official look at the Kyrie 3.
Nike released images of the shoe’s first colorway - dubbed ‘BLK/ICE’ - which drops on Dec. 26 with a suggested retail price of $120.
The shoe features a new significant changes from the Kyrie 2. The strap is gone and features a Zoom Air unit in the heel. There are also a number of references to Irving’s late mother Elizabeth on the shoe with the Roman numerals ‘VIII’ and ‘XIII’, the same ones he has on his wrist. His daughter’s name, Azurie, is also featured on the shoe’s heel.
The shoe features two phrases - ‘JYB’ and ‘H+H’ that Irving explained the meaning of in Nike’s release:
JBY, just be you is the motto I live by every single day because I'm happy to be an individual. I celebrate it. I think that everyone should celebrate their individuality. In our culture today, everyone is always wanting to put the other person down for trying something different, or trying something new. As for me, I want it to be celebrated. It's a beautiful thing.
Hungry and humble is something my Dad gave me as a kid that I most likely will give to my daughter, whether she plays sports or not. It's always staying hungry for more and never being satisfied. Acknowledging the present moment, what you've accomplished, and then thinking about what's up ahead and how you'll prepare yourself for that. Then of course the humility part. It's supposed to go unnoticed, your humility. You're supposed to be humble, you're supposed to show respect to other human beings, to anyone. You respect other people's journeys, and also you respect your own.
Check out the full gallery of pics from Nike below,