THE LATEST iteration of National Basketball Association superstar guard Kyrie Irving’s shoe line for Nike is now available in the local market, including a special “Manila” colorway which stands to celebrate the passion of the Filipinos for the game of basketball.

Officially dropping today, the Manila colorway of the Kyrie 6, which is part of the line’s Preheat Collection, will be made available in limited quantities at select Titan and Nike retailers.

Much like the last two editions of the shoe line, Kyrie 6 brings to the fore the style and personality of the NBA All-Star, who is now playing for the Brooklyn Nets after spending the previous two seasons with the Boston Celtics.

The Kyrie 6 boasts of new as well as familiar features to enhance one’s game.

New is the Traction 360 grip which helps one feel quicker and more connected to the court. Micro textures on the top of the forefoot extend that connection during extreme banking.

It features a plush foam, or optimum cushion, and a smooth underfoot feel at the heel while the midfoot strap offers increased stability and arch support.

Familiar are Mr. Irving’s personal and spiritual connections on the design, including the healer’s hand, all-seeing eye, number 11 and his mantra “hungry and humble.”

“The Philippines’ boundless enthusiasm and passion for the game is celebrated through a side lenticular graphic of the uniquely designed courts you find tucked away in the smaller neighborhoods of Manila. A Filipino flag inspired image is featured on the left strap and to signify the Philippines, the right strap boasts the letters ‘PH’,” said Nike, in a release, of the Manila colorway of the Kyrie 6.

The Nike Kyrie 6 sells for P6,745 with the “Jet Black” colorway set to be released on Nov. 22. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo