First Look at The Nike Kyrie 3 'Black Ice'

Christmas is fast approaching Sneakerheads! So we at Soleheaven have a very special gift for you this season. We are releasing the first iteration of the Nike Kyrie 3 which has been long awaited for by many fans of the last model by the Cavalier's Point Guard Kyrie Irving.

These sneaks have similar features to the Kyrie 2 following a mid-cut shape like the previous model as well as rocking the usual hyper-fuse tape on the forefoot. The Phylon midsole provides you with comfortable lightweight movement throughout your games. The Zoom Air technology in the heel provides a highly responsive cushioning that springs you into action, so you can move fast and beat your opponents in the air (definitely made for you guards out there).

However, this time round the kicks are strapless and show a much more conventional style swoosh on the lateral of the shoe as opposed to on the midsole. This iteration of 3s boasts a sleek all black upper and midsole with a clean white outsole and swoosh to minimally break up the sneaks. The white accents on the tongue and speckles on the midsole and swoosh on the inner ankle add the final touches to this fresh colourway that could even be worn on the streets due to its contemporary style.

The outsole brings the heat (quite literally), as they feature a unique look with two heat maps on either side of the traction pods. A visible curve in the outsole allows for smooth lateral transitions, while the shoe's unique design with the synthetic skins mixed with mesh engages forward motion, which is perfect for players like Kyrie Irving who are quick off their first step and cut across rapidly. The Zoom Air unit is visible in the outsole and has Kyrie's signature logo printed on it in a distinguished lime green.

“It’s definitely going to give you a different feel from the 2,” Irving says. “It’s definitely lighter. The traction is a step up from the 2. Technology-wise, they just did a great job of really implementing things on my shoe with the pods at the bottom of the shoes. More specifically the traction that it has, man… Just the response you’re gonna get on the court. You’ll see the evolution of us going from the 1 to the 2 now to the 3.” - Kyrie Irving

At Soleheaven we always appreciate the story and heritage behind everything we stock. So to see Kyrie Irving mention his late Mother ‘Elizabeth’ and his daughter ‘Azurie’ on the sole of the shoe shows a great sign of respect and love to his family and adds a real personal touch to these sneakers. Even the insole is special as they have VIII & XIII which are tattoos on both of Irving's wrists that represent his late Mother's birthday (August 13th). Showing yet another personal touch from his 'Family First' philosophy, which all his fans can appreciate and share with him.

These are definitely a unique pair of basketball sneakers featuring some great technology and have received a nice update from the Kyrie 2 model. So all you Point Guards out there should definitely keep your eyes peeled for this release.

Available for purchase on the 25/12/16 at 08:00 am GMT

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