Update: Nike has premiered a closer look at each of the forthcoming colorways, as seen above, including the “SpongeBob,” “Patrick Star,” “Squidward Tentacles,” “Mr. Krabs” and “Sandy Cheeks” shoes. You can also peep the product shots below.
Original Story: 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” 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 “Spongebob Squarepants” Kyrie collection will hit Nike’s SNKRS on August 10 for $130 USD — though some sneakerheads reportedly copped pairs off the app via a surprise drop on July 18, 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.