The Kyrie 2 has built a name for itself based largely on sleek, contemporary design that almost exclusively features meshes and other synthetics. For its latest colorway though, it’ll tap a classic material oft seen on menswear or throwback hoop silhouettes. Dubbed, Red Velvet, this Nike Kyrie 2 is inspired by Kyrie Irving’s favorite cake flavor. The shoe is dressed in a Team Red, Pure Platinum and Black color scheme. Featuring a tonal Team Red upper, speckled midsoles and completed with suede covering the shoe’s strap. The Nike Kyrie 2 Team Red features a monochromatic crimson palette, locked-down with suede straps that add a premium touch. Orange speckling on the midsole delivers a pop of complementary contrast, but that hardly detracts from the theme: all red everything.
Kyrie Irving looks like his old All-Star self, as he put together a strong series against the Detroit Pistons full of his signature crossovers, quick cuts, and limitless range. Nike Basketball is celebrating the Cavs’ first-round sweep by rolling out the red carpet for the latest Nike Kyrie 2 release. Known as the Nike Kyrie 2 “Velvet Red”, the shoe skips out on the usual graphic-heavy aesthetic for a simple all-red-everything vibe that utilizes Team Red throughout. We’ve seen the midfoot strap use different materials in the past, but this premium velvet has to be the most luxurious to-date. A hidden 3M lingers on the midsole branding for added depth.