Nike and Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) announced the Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants collection.
The collection features five shoes inspired by the signature characters from SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as apparel and accessories, including T-shirts, a hoodie, socks, and backpacks.
Basketball superstar and Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving’s latest collection draw inspiration from under the sea. It features dedicated colorways for SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks, and Mr. Krabs. The three high-top sneakers in the collection showcase the signature Kyrie 5 silhouette in bright yellow for SpongeBob, pink and green tones for Patrick, and turquoise accents for Squidward. The low-cut silhouette of the Kyrie Low 2 pays homage to Mr. Krabs, as well as a Sandy Cheeks version with colors inspired by her space suit.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, with collaborations that continue to highlight the yellow sponge’s impact on pop culture and fashion. Other recent collabs include Moschino, Lisa Frank, Marlou Breuls, and Chinatown Market.
“What makes our collaboration with Kyrie and Nike so special is that we are celebrating SpongeBob’s 20th anniversary with one of SpongeBob’s biggest genuine fans,” said Jose Castro, senior vice-president and head of global collaborations, VNCP. “Everything from the characters Kyrie chose and how they were designed into the line was done from a true fan’s perspective, and it shows. The sneakers, clothes and accessories became extensions of SpongeBob’s world, and we know fans everywhere will love this collection, just as much as we loved creating it with Kyrie.”
Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants will be available in adult and kids sizes from August 10 on Nike.com and in-store. In Europe, the collection will also be available at Kickz stores.