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A Look at the Design Process of the Nike Kyrie 4

Named as the new lead of Irving’s signature line, Nike Designer Benjamin Nethongkom and Kyrie recently unveiled their latest sneaker, the Nike Kyrie 4, as well as giving some insight into the design process.

One of the major areas focused upon for Kyrie’s 4th signature sneaker was Irving’s desire to improve underfoot cushioning while also making him quicker laterally. Adding a “Cushion midsole Zoom Air” heel unit added superior cushioning while the outsole’s zig-zag flex grove now gives Kyrie better traction for those mad dashes to the rim. Similar to previous models, the outsole wraps up and around the foot, though this time it forms a fang like sidewall that emphasizes that the shoe was built for speed.

You can see more of the process behind Kyrie’s latest sneaker, below.

via – SneakerFiles
 
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Mr. Bailey

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