Nike Kyrie 3 “Mamba Mentality”
Color: Tour Yellow/Black
Style Code: AJ1692-700
Release Date: September 15, 2017
The Nike Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality is an exclusive new colorway that celebrates Kyrie Irving’s appreciation for Kobe Bryant and Bruce Lee. A tour yellow and black colorway references the Zoom Kobe 5 and pays tribute to Lee’s trademark colors. Four red slash marks on the forefoot further connect to Lee, and a metaphorical passing of the torch comes to life with a snakeskin-inspired pattern fading into a Kyrie-inspired samurai pattern. The tongue also features the new Kyrobe logo, fusing together Bryant and Irving’s signature logos.
The Kyrie 3 Mamba Mentality Bruce Lee features the following elements that modernize the original Kobe 5, which remains one of Irving’s all-time favorite shoes. The yellow and black contrasted upper pays tribute to Lee’s trademark colors. Four red slash marks connect to Lee. A snakeskin-inspired medial side represents the black mamba, fading to Samurai on the lateral side for Kyrie – a metaphorical torch passing. The new Kyrobe logo fuses Bryant and Irving’s Nike logos into one. Samurai textile print on the lateral side is similar to the pattern on the initial Nike Kyrie 3 colorway worn by Irving in a big 2016 Christmas day win.