courtesy of Nike

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

By Tim Newcomb
September 10, 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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