First seen earlier this month and also worn by Kyrie Irving in a game against the Brooklyn Nets, today we get an official look at the upcoming Sneaker Room x Nike Kyrie 3 Mom.
This collaboration between Sneaker Room and Nike Basketball is dedicated to moms. Just like their Air More Money collaboration that released last month which benefitedBreast Cancer treatment & research, 100% of the proceeds from this release will be going to women/family shelters and domestic women shelters since this time the shoes are dedicated to moms.
There will be two different colorways of the Sneaker Room x Nike Kyrie 3 releasing, a red pair and a gold pair. The red pair is limited 250 pairs, will retail for $200, and will come in Sizes 3.5-15. The gold pair is limited to 50 pairs, will retail for $1000 and will be available in sizes 8-15.
When thinking about designing a Kyrie, Sneaker Room owner Suraj Kuafman wanted to do something that was true to both his and Kyrie’s journey. They both lost their mom’s and wanted to create something special to honor their memory. Knowing that Suraj’s mother favorite color was gold, he wanted to incorporate that color. Creating the Rose symbol on the upper ankle area to represent the roses many people often purchase for their moms as a sign of love. When searching for photos of Kyrie’s mother, one special photo stood out the most of her wearing a polka dot shirt. You can spot the polka dots on the inner lining of the shoe. Sneaker Room creative director, Jeff Rose, came up with the idea to change the logo on the tongue to display the word “MOM” in the same logo style font, as well as the signature on the back being removed and replaced with the initials E.K. for Ellen Kaufman and E.I. for Elizabeth Irving. On the right insole you can find the Sneaker Room logo, and the left insole has a special message “I love you Mom.” Finishing details include a speckled midsole, a heart pattern throughout the entire sole, and the word “LOVE” all over the inner swoosh.
Both pairs of the Sneaker Room x Nike Kyrie 3 will be available at Sneaker Room’s Jersey City store, 410 Central Ave at 11am this Saturday, December 2nd. There will also be pairs available for sale online at www.snkrroom.com around 2pm.