Alerts & Newsletters

By subscribing, I agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA Enterprise and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Editorial use only. No book cover usage.Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paramount Animation/Nickelodeon Movies/United Plankton/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5874386c)Tom KennyThe Spongebob Movie - Sponge Out Of Water - 2015Director: Paul TibbittParamount Animation/Nickelodeon Movies/United Plankton PicturesUSAAnimationAnimationSpongebob Squarepants 2Bob l'éponge, le film: Un héros sort de l'eau
A still from "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water."
Nickelodeon Movies/Shutterstock

Social media is going crazy over photos of a “Spongebob Squarepants”-inspired Kyrie 5 sneaker that began circulating yesterday.

This version of NBA star Kyrie Irving’s shoe features a mustard yellow upper with dot detailing that resembles the pores in the cartoon sponge’s body. The kicks caught traction on Instagram after @leo_zd_37 shared an image of them.

Other design elements include a textured brown outsole that brings to mind Spongebob’s shorts, with white and red detailing at the midsole representing the character’s shirt and tie.

No word has come from Nike on if it’ll be made for retail, but one thing’s for certain: Sneakerheads want them. Many Instagrammers commented some variation of “I need these,” or left the fire emoji to express their interest in the kicks.

Boston Celtics Nike Kyrie Irving
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.AP Images

Irving has looked to his favorite TV shows for inspiration when coming up with colorways for his signature shoes in the past. A “Friends” Kyrie 5 sneaker — made due to the Boston Celtic’s love of the classic ’90s show — dropped this month.

Below, watch a behind-the-scenes video from FN’s shoot with NBA star Stephen Curry.

Want more?

Kyrie Irving’s Next Nike Shoe Revisits His College Basketball Days

Nick Kyrgios’ Australia Open Shoes Are Inspired by Kyrie Irving

Ancient Egypt’s Pyramids Inspire NBA Star Kyrie Irving’s Remixed Sneaker With Concepts

Daily Headlines

By subscribing, I agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA Enterprise and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Kyrie 5 Spongebob Sneaker Images Emerge on IG, Everyone Wants Them
Get the Latest Issue
Only $24.99 for one year!
PMC Logo
Footwear News is a part of Penske Media Corporation. © 2023 Fairchild Publishing, LLC. All Rights Reserved. FN and Footwear News are registered trademarks of Fairchild Publishing, LLC.