Could Nike be taking a page out of the Kyrie 1 release schedule by coming strong following the season's close? If the release of the "parade" Kyrie 2s are any indication, the summer months may be providing heat right in line with the Cleveland temperatures.
As Irving was flanked by his teammates throughout the streets of Cleveland as the Cavaliers celebrated their NBA championship, he was wearing a previously unseen pair of his signature shoe. This "parade" colorway came equipped with a black upper contrasted against a white vamp with a tropical, floral design across a black-based strap. Colors from the floral pattern adorned the rest of the sneaker as the "KI" logo on the tongue came in Volt while the same logo on the bottom of the outsole was in a Soar-like blue.
Not much else is known about these once-thought exclusives outside of the fact that they're supposed to hit the masses on August 6 and will retail at $120. If you want to get a pair early, you can do so by hitting up The Undefeated, who released them earlier this morning. If you're like me and were burned by picking up too many Kyrie 1s before the release of the "Double Nickel" in October, I don't blame you for being skeptical about picking up any Kyrie 2s in advance of a potential championship pack. That said, if you're going to commemorate any moment from this past season, the day 1.3 million fans rolled into downtown Cleveland would not be a bad consolation prize.
Detailed images of the "Parade" Kyrie 2 are below.