Kyrie Irving’s Newest Nikes Pay Tribute to a Classic Retro Runner

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Last summer, Kyrie Irving’s Nike Kyrie 2 signature sneaker adopted the colors and materials of the classic Nike Air Flight Huarache basketball shoes from 1992. And soon, Irving’s latest Kyrie 3 will take on the style of another iconic Nike shoe.

Shifting from a hoops inspiration to the runner category — but sticking with the Huarache theme — this upcoming colorway is inspired by the original “Ultramarine” Nike Air Huarache Light, a running shoe that debuted in 1993.

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Dubbed the Kyrie 3 “Kyrache Light,” this makeup mimics the shades and materials seen on the early ’90s runner to a T.

There are the various tints of blue and purple, the bright orange accents and a black upper and white sole to balance everything out. The Kyrie 3’s upper even has a similar texture as the Air Huarache Light’s mesh, although that isn’t specific to this particular colorway.

Nike Air Huarache Light Ultramarine The original Nike Air Huarache Light colorway that inspired the Kyrie 3 “Kyrache Light.” History of New York

The Nike Kyrie 3 “Kyrache Light” is expected to arrive just at the start of fall in September.

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