As a kid, Kyrie Irving's favourite ball player was his father, Drederick—but as he grew up, his list of hoop influences grew. The Kyrie 7 'Icons of Sport' pays homage to the heroes, mentors and muses of the hardwood that have inspired Kyrie. The red base featured prominently on the midsole is a nod to the greatest player of all time, while a purple-and-gold upper and Mamba-like pattern on the heel reflects the mentality of Kyrie's mentor.
Hits of blue throughout the design pay homage to Kyrie's university coach, with light grey hues representing a nostalgic play on '90s New Jersey basketball kits. On the heel, you'll find a coach's clipboard graphic that references Kyrie's iconic, game-winning shot from the 2016 championship.