The timeline of the Kyrie Infinity basketball shoe is a slice of life that Nike would probably like to forget. Although the shoe is highly touted by ballers, the Infinity model will always be remembered as the shoe that Kyrie Irving “trashed” on social media in a now infamous social media post. What followed was an attempt to put out fires via relatively canned tracking by the Brooklyn Nets guard, but the damage had been done.
That said, this recently leaked sneaker was presumed to be the Nike Kyrie 9. The Kyrie Infinity never officially carried the Kyrie 8 distinction, but given that the infinity symbol is indeed a number 8, it was assumed safe that the Infinity was the eighth chapter in Kyrie’s signature shoe line, and the name change was just a nod to the Brooklyn Nets star’s personal quirks.
This upcoming sneaker had recently made its rounds on social media as Kyrie began giving the shoe good mileage during off-season races. What’s more provocative is that the shoe is now called Kyrie 8, not Kyrie 9, according to Kyrie himself. First looks at the shoe in July revealed nothing explicitly related to either number.
Sources close to Sneaker News have confirmed that a Nike Kyrie 9 shoe will be released starting in November. That info includes the White/University Red/Black/Wolf Gray colorway seen here, but at least three other releases are also coming before the end of the year throughout the 2022 holiday season – and that’s not including deals. exclusive to children.
Based on how things turned out, we can assume that this sneaker that Kyrie is wearing, captured in photos by Cassy Athena, was originally the Kyrie 9, but is now called the Kyrie 8 and the Kyrie Infinity is relegated to the background. iconic models like the Kyrie Low, Kyrie Flytrap and Kyrie S2 Hybrid.
Additionally, it has been reported that Nike and Kyrie Irving have not extended the signature shoe partnership, making this Kyrie 8 model potentially the latest performance basketball shoe in the Kyrie signature line.
Further details are likely to surface along the way to an official announcement from the brand, so check out these on-foot photos below and stay tuned for updates.
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Nike Kyrie 8
Release date: November 2022
Color: White/University Red/Black/Wolf Grey.
Style Code: DJ6017-100