In 2016 Kyrie Irving was still playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers and his team made a run for the championship, and they delivered. Yes, LeBron was great and yes he promised a chip to the city of Cleveland, but Kyrie showed off in game 5 and scored 41 points. The “41 for the Ages” shoe honors his accomplishment, with a black and crimson colorway with a pile of bricks on the heel, making clear that shooting bricks isn’t happening anymore.
Kyrie Irving is known for his incredible ball-handling and quick direction changes. For that reason, Nike designer Ben Nethongkome gave the shoe a look that fits Kyrie`s needs. The Flex Groove outsole features a zigzag split cut-out for a better flexibility and traction of the player. For a smooth transition, the sole has been curved on the sides, making it easier to play fast and fluid. The Sole itself incorporates foam and Nike Zoom Air cushioning in the heel.