Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving recently debuted a player exclusive colorway of his latest signature model, the Nike Kyrie 5, during a Dec. 8 contest against the Chicago Bulls.
Dubbed "Little Mountain" after the Native American name bestowed to Irving by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the light blue colorway pays homage to his late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, who was a member of the tribe. The sneaker features the official seal of the tribe on the tongue, while the toe box includes a "Little Mountain" hit stitched in yellow.
Irving also referenced the tribe last year on his fourth signature silhouette in collaboration with Nike's N7 foundation, an initiative from the Swoosh that gives back to the Native American population through sneaker and apparel sales. The 2018 offering from the N7 line includes the Air Jordan 1 High Strap, Air Force 1 Mid, and others.
Although this colorway will not hit the shelves, check out more detailed images of the sneaker below.