The Kyrie 1 “Double Nickel” Is Inspired By Irving’s 55-Point Score Last Season

Now that Thanksgiving has almost past, many avid shoppers are probably getting ready take advantage of Black Friday. After all it is known for being a busy shopping day and a day of promotional sales. It also happens to be a day on which most renowned footwear brands drop some of the best end-of-the-year sneakers, and this includes Nike Sportswear as well. One particularly special Nike release 2015 that is taking place on Black Friday is that of the Kyrie 1Double Nickel” or “Opening Night,” which draws inspiration from quite a noteworthy source.

double-nickel-nike-kyrie-1-07During the 2014–15 NBA season, LeBron James made the announcement that he would once again be playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A thought that was running through the minds of most fans of the sport was how Kyrie Irving’s game would be affected by this. Ultimately, when the Cleveland Cavaliers went up against two of the best squads of the Western Conference, the point guard of the Cavaliers ended up scoring 55 and 57 points on their behalf, respectively. One of those squads was the Portland Trailblazers and it was Kyrie’s 55-point performance against them that inspired of this iteration of his signature sneaker, whiling also giving it its nickname of “Double Nickel.”

The mesh upper of this sneaker is dressed up entirely in crisp white. Living up to its nickname, the tongue medallion of this sneaker resembles the same of a nickel, while bearing Kyrie Irving’s face along with 55 inscribed on it as well. Each heel of this sneaker also sports an upside down 2, which is Kyrie’s signature number, once again representing his iconic score of “55.” Drawing inspiration from the Cavaliers team colors, the Nike Swoosh is covered in maroon, while the heel and laces are dressed up in silver.

double-nickel-nike-kyrie-1-09Considering that this Kyrie 1 colorway is also being referred to as the “Opening Night” iteration, there is a possibility that it may even be a part of a Nike’s Opening Night collection. As mentioned above, the Nike release 2015 of this Kyire 1 “Double Nickel” has already taken place, considering that Black Friday has arrived, so sneakerheads can go ahead and cop a pair.

double-nickel-nike-kyrie-1-06Nike Kyrie 1 EP Opening Night
White/Gym Red-Pure Platinum
Release Date: November 27th, 2015
812653-160 | $130



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