Thursday September 10th, 2015

Kicks and Colors spotlights the variety of colorways—and the stories that go with—that brands’ unveil in key basketball sneakers.

Brand: Nike

Sneaker: Kyrie 1

Signature athlete: Kyrie Irving

Colorway: Driveway

Story: So many players have honed their skills on a driveway. Kyrie Irving was no different, practicing and shooting well into the darkness. But his Dad was there with a little support, pointing the family car’s lights toward Irving and hitting the brights, giving the young player some extra time on his home pavement. The new Kyrie 1 Driveway colorway plays off that with the base black for darkness and reflective silver and green glow to highlight that late-night lighting. The Driveway releases on Sept. 16.

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Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, design and sneakers for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.

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