Following the full collaborative reveal, we now have official imagery of Kyrie Irving‘s Spongebob Squarepants collaboration — or at least, part of it. Both the "Spongebob Squarepants" and "Patrick Star" iterations have received detailed shots and specific release dates.
The yellow colorway is about as "absorbent and yellow and porous" as Spongebob himself, with the bright woven upper dotted by "holes," complete with a kelp-inspired lateral side Swoosh. Meanwhile, Patrick’s sneaker sports a bubble pattern and a Swoosh emblazoned with a texture reminiscent of the starfish himself, while the midsole matches his preferred swim trunks. The faces of both Spongebob and Patrick appear on the insole of their respective sneakers, with a scrawled signature embroidered behind the tongues to complete the playful designs.
The collaborative Kyrie 5 hit Nike’s SNKRS on August 10 for $130 USD — though some sneakerheads reportedly copped pairs off the app via a surprise drop today, as you can see below.
These aren’t the only coveted Nike kicks to appear recently: a Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low "Friends & Family" variation has emerged on social media.
View this post on Instagram
Now I just gotta secure the Spongebobs on release day. Who else got lucky? But if you’re ooping a size 12 in the spongebobs, lmk lmao #kyrie5#kyrie4#kyrie1#kyrie2#kyrie3#kyrieiD#kyriedaily#nike#nikeid#niketalk#mynikeid#teamswoosh#swoosh#teamnike#complexsneakers#featuringnike#igsneakercommunity#kyrieMP#kyriegang#teamheat#uncledrew#SneakPeak#nikebasketball#kyriefeatures
A post shared by Pat M. (@itisme_pat15) on