As Nike is the middle of a scandal surrounding bullying and harassment of its female employees and the departure of several executives as a result, one of its most prominent endorsers has a special pair of sneakers that send a pro-female message.
Tonight, Kyrie Irving's teammate Jayson Tatum laced up a new colorway of the Nike Kyrie 4 for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The aqua and orange colorway is impossible to miss, but it's the details that really create intrigue for this pair. Along the sides are phrases such as "Power is Female" and "We Are a New Generation," along with a basketball-inspired female logo on the heel.
This isn't the first time that Irving has used his sneakers as a showing of solidarity. In his own words, the "Tiffany" Kyrie 3 was "women empowered." As of now, it's not clear whether or not the "Power Is Female" Kyrie 4 will release, but there is a Light Aqua/Neo Turquoise pair on the calendar for June 15.
UPDATE (05/29): J23app confirms that the "Power Is Female" Kyrie 4 will indeed release on Friday, June 15.
Nike Kyrie 4 "Power Is Female"
Release Date: 06/15/18
Color: Light Aqua/Neo Turquoise
Style #: 943806-402