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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Concepts x Nike Kyrie Irving 5 draws inspiration from Ancient Egypt

Nike, NBA player Kyrie Irving and Concepts present ancient Egypt-inspired Kyrie 5 ‘Ikhet’ sneaker. The creative designer behind sneaker boutique Concepts, Deon Point, explained that ‘Ikhet’ means “Glorious Light’ — named for the Great Pyramid’s limestone casing stones, which were polished to shimmer like glass in the sun, according to Slam magazine. The shoe’s pale beige sand-colored body with a contrasting outsole and midsole symbolizes the sunset against the Egyptian pyramid, while the bright red tongue pays homage to the Sphinx, which is believed to have had a red nose before it was worn off. Nike’s swoosh is also inspired by ancient Egyptian architecture, while the left shoe’s heel features the Eye of Ra. The Nike Kyrie 5 Ikhet shoe is expected to drop on December 26th, 2018, priced at USD 130.

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