Dubbed “Inferno,” the brightly colored sneaker was designed by Leo Chang and its unique build has been inspired by the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star point guard pushing the boundaries of Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion. Overall, the sneaker incorporates a first-of-its-kind curved midsole and outsole, designed to enhance intense banking and cutting.
According to John Brenkus, the creator/host of ESPN’s Sport Science, Irving pushes off of the hardwood floor with 770 pounds of force at a 40-degree angle, thus explaining the curved surface of the sneaker’s sole unit. To further complement his agility, a traction pattern and strapping system has been implemented, which provides more comfort and impact responsiveness in the heel’s Zoom Air unit.
Dressed in an eye-catching Bright Crimson/Atomic Orange-Black colorway overall, you can find this “Inferno” variation of the newly-introduced model at Nike retailers starting January 1, 2016 for $125. Additionally, the Kyrie 2 is available now on NikeID, while an “Effect” colorway will arrive on December 15.