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Kyrie 2 “Duke” Seed Kit

NBA Champion Kyrie Irving has enjoyed a successful shoe collaboration with Nike since December 2014, which soared again this year with the release of dozens of new, inspired colorways.

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Blue book cloth with gold foil emboss Genuine wood parquet floor inlay

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The Brief

2016 NBA Champion Kyrie Irving has enjoyed a successful shoe collaboration with Nike since December 2014, which soared again this year with the release of dozens of new, inspired colorways.

To celebrate his time on the court at Duke University, Kyrie came up with a Duke spirited issue of his Kyrie 2, released this past March.

Commemorative Editions

The first pairs went to Kyrie, Coach K and other VIPs in a personally labeled commemorative rigid box, by Portfoliobox, a Taylor Box Company brand.

Made entirely by hand, the first edition was followed by another set of seed kits with the Nike logo in the place of the individual names.

Construction

Framed in Basswood, this Tray in a Slipcase, or Drawer Box, style rigid box is a beautiful meditation in material; heft of the natural wood imparts the gravity and singular nature of the shoe inside.

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The coordinated blue book cloth, imported from Italy, and the blue Oasis Goatskin from Great Britain stand out vibrantly against the gold metallic foil stamping of the logo trifecta: Kyrie Irving x Nike x Duke. A powerhouse collaboration. To drive it all home, the inside of the box is lined with genuine parquet basketball court flooring.

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