The latest Nike N7 collection features footwear inspired by the vertical expanse of sky and water, each element a refracted sibling of the other, bending into many blues as the sun drops into the horizon line. The Kyrie 4 ‘N7’ features the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s seal on the heel, which has special significance for Irving. The point guard’s late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, was an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux nation. Irving approached Nike and asked for the tribal seal to be incorporated into the shoe, to pay tribute to his mother’s heritage and to reflect his pride in the Standing Rock Sioux community.
Nike believes in the power of sport to move the world forward. We strive to break down barriers, inspire action and bring people together. The N7 collection, including the Kyrie 4, supports the N7 Fund and its commitment to help organizations provide sport and physical activity programming to Native American and Aboriginal communities so that they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. Since its inception in 2009, the N7 Fund has awarded $5.6 million in grants to 243 communities and organizations, reaching more than 420,000 youth. Nike is committed to diversity, inclusion and human rights, and we believe in a level playing field for everybody.