Nike Pays Tribute To This Upcycling Clothing Brand With The Nike Kyrie 5 ‘Bandulu’
Since the Nike Kyrie 5 debuted back in November, Nike has gone above and beyond to tell authentic stories about Kyrie’s life and passions through creative designs and colorways. His PE pairs have been light-years ahead of what people would expect from a signature shoe and this next pair may be one of Nike’s dopest yet. While he may not be in Boston anymore, during his time there he became a big fan of the Boston-based clothing brand Bandulu and they began working on an amazing Kyrie 5. If you aren’t familiar with Bandulu, they are best known for taking vintage objects and upcycling them to create cool new pieces of clothing. Now, Uncle Drew and Bandulu have teamed up to make this Kyrie 5 unlike anything else.
The Bandulu x Nike Kyrie 5 comes draped in a Cream mesh upper that is covered with stitched multi-colored paint splatters. A large White Swoosh dominated the side panel of the sneaker, while a mini Swoosh has been added to the lateral toe as well to mix it up from the norm. A pop of color is seen with Green detailing on the tongue and liner which complements the Cream upper. The most notable branding on the shoe is done in Red and Navy that read “Nike Basketball” on the left heel and “Bandulu Street Couture” on the right heel.