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The Concepts x Nike Kyrie 6 Collection Is Officially Unveiled

The Concepts x Nike Kyrie 6 Collection is officially unveiled.

Following the release of the Kyrie 5 Concepts ‘Ikhet’, Concepts and Nike Basketball have come together again for a collaboration on Kyrie Irving’s upcoming sixth signature shoe. Let’s take a first look at the Nike Kyrie 6 Concepts collaboration.

This Nike Kyrie 6 will arrive dressed in a similar color scheme to its predecessor, pink tint and guava ice.

Look out for the Nike Kyrie 6 Concepts Collaboration to debut Friday, December 27th, 2019. Keep it locked here for updates on Kyrie Irving’s sixth shoe and let us know what you think of this collaboration in the comments below.

Concepts x Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Khepri’
Color: Pink Tint/Guava Ice
Style Code: CU8879-600
Concepts Release Date: Friday, December 27th, 2019
Global Release Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
MSRP: $140

Concepts x Nike Kyrie 6 GS ‘Golden Mummy’
Style Code: CV5572-149
Concepts Release Date: Friday, December 27th, 2019
Global Release Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
MSRP: $110

UPDATE (12/23/2019): The Concepts x Nike Kyrie 6 Collection is officially unveiled in two colorways, ‘Khepri’ and ‘Golden Mummy’. Check out the official unveiling below, and stay tuned for the latest on Irving’s sixth signature shoe.

Kyrie Irving may have moved from Concepts’ home city, but the connection between him and the pioneering streetwear store continues in 2019 with a duo of new models, the Concepts x KYRIE 6 Khepri and the kids-exclusive Concepts x KYRIE 6 Golden Mummy.

The collaboration between brand and player began in 2017 with iterations of the KYRIE 4 playing off Irving’s love of Nike SB Concepts’ famous lobster Dunks. Last year, starting with the Concepts x KYRIE 5 Ikhet and Concepts x KYRIE 5 Orion’s Belt, the relationship matured, with Irving and the Concepts team creating an Egyptian-themed set of colorways connected to the idea of the all-seeing eye.

The Egyptian theme continues in 2019 with the Khepri. An Egyptian solar diety represented by the scarab beetle, Khepri, the god of creation, is associated with resurrection — explicitly known for rolling the sun above the horizon each morning and carrying it through the other world after sunset. The word “Khepri” also means “to transform,” a thematically fitting truth for Irving’s continual development.

While Deon Point, Concepts Creative Director, wanted to continue investigation of Egyptian mythology with the Kyrie 6, he also made a conscious decision to maintain an open narrative. “We were prepared for a move away from Boston, and in a weird way our story falls in line with the shift,” says Point. “The cool thing with Khepri, aside from being associated with a beetle, is that the figure is associated with daily renewal and the ability to live each day.”

The color tones of the shoe, pink and blue, match the morning sun against the desert sand. The colors of the sole are modeled after one of the most expensive scarab beetle ever sold.

For the kids-exclusive Concepts x KYRIE 6 Golden Mummy, the cycle of history manifests in a colorway that simultaneously pays homage to Concepts’ founding in 1996 and the discovery of the Valley of Mummies (an event that spurred a revival of interest in Egyptian history) that same year. Metallic gold finishes reference the riches within the tombs, while a series of hieroglyphs remind how much more there is to be written as the future unfolds.

The Concepts x Kyrie 6 Khepri launch exclusively for game-day ticket holders December 26th at the Nets’ Featured on Flatbush store. A wider release for both follows December 27th via Concepts and January 10th for both pairs on the SNKRS app and at select House of Hoops locations.

UPDATE (12/22/2019): Following an official tease from Concepts of their Nike Kyrie 6 collaboration, we now have a closer look ahead of the release, courtesy of Instagram user, phlp_fil_a.

UPDATE (12/20/2019): Following in hand video of the “Pink Tint” Kyrie 6 Concepts colorway, Concepts has officially teased their upcoming Nike Kyrie 6 collaboration, once again drawing inspiration to Egyptian mountains. Stay tuned as official information is unveiled in the coming days.

UDATE (12/18/2019): A new colorway of the upcoming Nike Kyrie 6 Concepts collaboration is leaked via a video, courtesy of Stephen Kimball on Instagram. Stay tuned as more details arrive in the coming weeks. In addition to the new colorway of the collaboration surfacing, we also have a detailed look at the other Pink Tint/Guava Ice colorway of the pack that is slated to release next week.

UPDATE (09/09/2019): First Look at the Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Concepts’.

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