Kyrie Irving is bringing together the basketball and tennis worlds for his latest sneaker project.
The Boston Celtics point guard collaborated with Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios on a new on-court tennis sneaker dubbed the Nike Vapor X “Kyrie 5.”
“We started diving into Nick and his interests and personality,” NikeCourt footwear product director Alex Restivo told Complex’s Tim Newcomb. “He always talks about his alter ego, where he wanted to grow up and become a basketball player. He is always talking basketball, talking Celtics, and he loves Kyrie Irving.”
Kyrgios will wear the shoe at the Australian Open, while Irving debuted a player-exclusive version against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
“I loved the Vapor X ‘Kyrie 5’ from the moment I first saw them,” Irving said. “The connection of Australian roots and that we have respect for one another’s games makes the blending of these two shoes a perfect match.”