Mamba Day is coming lather this week, and the Nike Kyrie 4 will be honoring Kobe Bryant with a Mamba Mentality edition too. Official images of the basketball sneaker reveal a mixture of black, sonic yellow and purple venom across its textile/mesh upper. The sneaker also pays homage to the classic Nike Kobe 5 Prelude with an eye-catching graphic dressing the medial/heel section, while a teal outsole completes the design altogether.
Following the recent news concerning the Kyrie 4 "Year of the Monkey", Nike takes the Kyrie 4's black upper and merges it with a bold "Sonic Yellow" and "Purple Venom" blend. For inspiration, Nike mined the Kobe Prelude Pack and that drop's Kobe 5 style. Rounding out the presentation: Kyrie Irving's branded detailing on the heel area.
Mamba Mentality may have been something that started with Kobe Bryant, but it's certainly a way of life for select players who approach the game with a similar focus, discipline and relentlessness. Kyrie Irving has proven himself one of those players. And on this year's Mamba Day, his Nike Kyrie 4 will undergo a transformation to honor the OG Mamba.
Nike Kyre 4 "Mamba Mentality"
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Color: Black/Sonic Yellow/Purple Venom
Style Code: AV2597-001