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Ancient Egypt’s Pyramids Inspire NBA Star Kyrie Irving’s Remixed Sneaker With Concepts

For Concepts creative director Deon Point, his longtime dream of collaborating with Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has become a reality, and the inspiration behind this upcoming Nike Kyrie 5 collab may surprise you.
The inspiration behind the Concepts x Nike Kyrie 5 “Ikhet” stems from the design of the ancient Egyptian pyramids combined with the Eye of Ra tattooed on Irving’s hand — a symbol of protection, royal power and good health. The sneakers capture the essence of the pyramids sporting a beige knit upper with hints of a vibrant red on the tongue for added flair. The attention to detail extends onto the Swoosh branding with a diamond-like design and the Eye of Ra appearing on the heel counter with a contrasting purple sole that represents the color of the sunset shining against the pyramids.

Concepts x Nike Kyrie 5 “Ikhet”

While exploring the history of the ancient pyramids, Point learned some interesting facts about the sacred monuments. “They still can’t figure how it stuck together, but it’s some of the strongest stuff ever made. I learned that the limestone glowing in the sun made the pyramids glow brighter than a diamond. And one thing that really got me: there was a

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