Kyrie Irving’s affection for the 90s sitcom Friends is so deep that he even has the sitcom’s logo tattooed onto his left forearm. While that committed homage is technically available to even us mere mortals, your average Joe (or Joey) doesn’t often have the opportunity to decorate their signature shoe in celebration of their favourite television show. But that’s exactly what Kyrie is set to do with the latest iteration of his popular Kyrie 5 silhouette.
In images leaked on Instagram by @sneaker_speculation, you can spot a Kyrie 5 with a black and white base that is punctuated by colours from the Friends logo. Additional touches include a tag on the heel repping that same logo, and another reference to the iconic series on the insole.
Note: It remains unclear if slain opponents will be left screaming ‘we were on a break’ next time Kyrie snaps their ankles on-court.
Official word is still scarce, but these kicks are expected to drop in April at selected Nike stockists. We’ll keep you posted if more info comes to hand.
While you wait for that, check out our exploration of Kyrie’s Sneaker Evolution.