Starting in 2018, Boston-bred sneaker boutique Concepts and NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving have teamed up on numerous occasions to collaborate on his Nike signature basketball shoes. Adding to their list of projects, we now have a first look at what the duo is brewing up next.
Product images have surfaced this week of the Concepts x Nike Kyrie 7. The collab wears a predominantly blue color scheme with teal covering a majority of the upper, while light blue decorates the co-branded tongue and shoelaces. Sticking to the Ancient Egyptian theme featured on their collaborative Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6 releases is a large “Eye of Ra” symbol stamped on the medial side, while a gold Swoosh in the form of wings is featured on the lateral portion. Concepts’ branding is also applied to the heel while a boldly-colored orange midsole caps off the look.
While official images of the Concepts x Nike Kyrie 7 have leaked, the release details for the collab have yet to be announced by the brands.
UPDATE (05/03): It has been months since images of the Concepts’ new Nike Kyrie 7 collab first surfaced and now, we’re finally learning more about the project. According to the boutique, the vibrant teal hues on the “Horus” Concepts x Kyrie 7 reference glazed ceramics from ancient Egypt, while ancient Egyptian symbols appear on the forefoot bands, the heel counter, and the Swoosh. Rounding out the look is the orange tooling that’s inspired how desert sands look before nightfall. The “Horus” Concepts x Kyrie 7 will be released on Friday, May 7 at 11 a.m. ET exclusively at Cncpts.com and at Concepts Boston, Concepts New York, and Concepts Dubai for $150.