Kyrie Irving and Nike Basketball have already hit impressive headlines due to their highly inventive releases of special collaborations like the SpongeBob Squarepants Pack, Concepts, and many more. Uncle Drew and the Swoosh don’t look to slow down with Kyrie’s sixth signature shoe looking to make its official retail debut this Friday. Ahead of the release of the “Jet Black” rendition, we have a first look at a brand new colorway—the Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Chinese New Year’.
Slated to arrive likely at the beginning of 2020 in January, this new offering of the Nike Kyrie 6 celebrates the Chinese New Year Festival overseas, which begins Saturday, January 25th, 2020, and ends Saturday, February 8th, 2020. According to the Chinese zodiac, it’s the Year of the Rat, so that likely takes some inspiration into this new Kyrie 6 colorway.
Black makes up the majority of the upper, including the textile forefoot and leather rear. Contrasting accents include a Teal sockliner and a set of bright Yellow laces. Additional details include a Blue hamsa pattern chiseled into the heel counter, Gold Nike swoosh, and Black embroidery embellishments at the rear. The midfoot strap features an abstract-looking mosaic, paying homage to the Chinese New Year festivities. Completing the look is a Black phylon foam midsole encasing a Pink forefoot Zoom Air turbo bag, which rides atop a Purple outsole, with an Orange forefoot traction pod of rubber.
A gallery of detailed photos have been made available below, and be sure to let us know what you think of one of the most eye-catching colorways of the Nike Kyrie 6 thus far, (no pun intended). Keep it locked here as release details arrive.
Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Chinese New Year’
Style Code: CD5029-001
Release Date: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
UPDATE (01/11/2020): The Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Chinese New Year’ gets a release date. Stay tuned as its alternate Yellow colorway is likely to receive a confirmed release date by Nike in the near future.
UPDATE (12/27/2019): There may be another colorway of the Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Chinese New Year’ releasing, as Twitter user, sinshouhin_light, has shared with us a look at what is rumored to be another Chinese New Year colorway of the shoe. Stay tuned as more details are unveiled over the coming days/weeks.
UPDATE (12/25/2019): The Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Chinese New Year’ has surfaced in official photos. Stay tuned as a confirmed release date surfaces in the coming days/weeks for this upcoming release.
UPDATE (11/20/2019): First Look at the Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Chinese New Year’.