Kick Drop: Nike Kyrie 6 'Manila' part of 11-piece preheat pack

Nov 5, 2019

The Philippines has a special place in Kyrie Irving's heart, and his latest signature shoe is more than enough proof.

The Brooklyn Nets guard will debut the Nike Kyrie 6 by celebrating his special connection to the number 11: dad Drederick wore No. 11 as a basketball player, he was selected first overall (Round 1, Pick 1) in the 2011 NBA draft, and he breached the 11,000-point mark on March 11, among other reasons.

The sixth installment in Uncle Drew's line will initially come via a preheat collection — inspired by the 11 cities that are dear to him, including Manila.

Says the Nike statement: "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.'"

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Each colorway will be exclusively available in its respective city. Watch as Kyrie talks about the rest of the themed colorways:

A special Kyrie 6 'Manila' colorway will drop on November 11 as part of the Kyrie 6 Preheat Collection at select Titan and Nike retailers in limited quantities.

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