It’s no secret that Kyrie Irving has a penchant for fashioning his footwear in a way that alludes to previously iconic Nike sneakers such as the Kobe 5 “Bruce Lee” or the Nike SB Dunk Low “Raygun”. Given that he now plays alongside two-time champion Kevin Durant, he’ll now be paying homage to the Nike KD 4 “Weatherman” — a colorway that originally launched in 2011 which was inspired by Durant’s desire to become a weatherman had he not been an NBA player — through this forthcoming Kyrie 7 colorway.
To translate the Slim Reaper’s offering from 10 years ago, Nike calls upon a bold green hue to take over the mesh netting that covers the side paneling, toe boxes, shoe laces and tongues. This comes complemented with volt patterns that lie beneath the aforementioned mesh in addition to notes of black that spill over the Kyrie tongue logos, Swoosh outlines, forefoot eye stays, eyelets nearest the ankle and the all-seeing eye/”7″ embroidery that graces the rear. The “7” accent here is clearly utilized to reflect Irving’s seventh signature shoe, but it’s also a coincidence that this also happens to be Durant‘s jersey number with the Brooklyn Nets.
From there, the topographic heat map patterns enliven the the heel counters and interior lining. Moreover, the insoles split between a “The Forecast Calls For A Thunder Storm” hit on the left side, while the right side prints out lightning bolt, cloud and sun icons.
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