One of the most worn sneakers in Ja Morant’s vast rookie year rotation was the Nike Kyrie 5.
The shoe adopts many of the design elements from past Kyrie models. This inclues the tread riding up the sides of the midsole, with the deep grooves assisting for superior traction. The newer features show a gradual evolution from previous shoes, with the new Zoom Air cushioning and FlyTrap upper being standouts. This time around the Zoom unit is placed in the forefoot instead of the heel. The newly dubbed “Air Zoom Turbo” unit is large enough to wrap across the sides of the forefoot and is curved to provide responsiveness in all directions.
Ja loved the Spongebob colorways of the Kyrie 5, rocking the Squarepants and Patrick Star versions multiple times in the 2019=20 season. This includes Morant’s first official game in the NBA, rocking the pink Patrick pair.
You can find the Nike Kyrie 5 at DicksSportingGoods.com
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