Longtime fans of Kyrie Irving will recognize his infatuation with the show Friends—so much so that he has the sitcom's iconic logo tattooed across his arm. To recognize that, a special "Friends" version of the Nike Kyrie 5 may be releasing soon.
Spotted in early images provided by sneaker_speculation, this colorway boasts a black mesh upper, accented by multicolor Flyknit in teal, yellow and orange seen within the midfoot's Flytrap design. The shoe's branding appears in white, which includes Irving's logo on the tongue, alongside the Swoosh and the official Friends logo on the heel. Below sits a black and orange midsole, as well as a white outsole with multicolored accents. The Friends logo appears again along the insoles.
As of now, there is no release information surrounding the "Friends" Kyrie 5 but stay tuned to Sole Collector for updates.
UPDATE (02/13): New images have surfaced of the upcoming Nike Kyrie 5 inspired by Friends, courtesy of @sneaker_speculation on Instagram. These photos give a better look at details like the multi-colored outsole and Kyrie logo written in the signature font of the '90s sitcom. A release date has still yet to be announced for the official collaboration.
UPDATE (04/04): Official images of the Nike Kyrie 5 "Friends" inspired by one of Kyrie Irving's favorite television shows have surfaced. A release date for the nostalgic pair still has yet to be revealed.
UPDATE (05/07): The "Friends" Nike Kyrie 5 is scheduled to release on Thursday, May 16 via Nike SNKRS and other select retailers for $130. A matching collection of Friends-inspired apparel will be dropping alongside the special colorway as well.
Nike Kyrie 5 "Friends"
Release Date: 05/16/19
Style #: AQ2456-006