4/13/19: Kyrie 5 "Mamba Chaos"
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Since Kobe Bryant called it a career at the end of the 2015-16 season, Nike have introduced Mamba Day to the footwear calendar, celebrating the anniversary of Kobe's final NBA game by outfitting the signature shoes of current stars in the colorways of classic Kobe designs.
2019's Mamba Day sees rare cooperation between eternal rivals, as the Kyrie 5 is decked out in the circa 2009, Joker inspired, 'chaos' colorway, originally sported by the Kobe V. The distinctive dark purple, glossy patent leather of the Kobe is applied to the Kyrie 5's overlays, lacing structure and tongue, while the shoe's swoosh branding and distinctive grooved, curved outsole are rendered in the lurid green favored by the Gotham villain, a connection further emphasized by red splatters at the heel and midsole. The hybrid nature of the design is acknowledged with Kobe and Kyrie signatures at the heels, and a split tongue logo featuring the shoe logos of both stars
Kyrie 5 "Mamba Chaos"