Earlier this year, Irving told Complex about several TV-themed collabs he had in the works, including a pair linked to SpongeBob SquarePants. That’s seemingly been confirmed with this first look at a unique make-up that pulls its look directly from the cartoon’s lead character. In addition to a vibrant yellow “spongy” upper, the shoe features a palette of white, red and gum light brown, which mimic SpongeBob’s usual dress shirt, tie and shorts attire. A Nickelodeon logo is also visible along the overlay, making this an official project.
Irving and Nike recently released a Kyrie 5 inspired by his favorite show Friends. It’s also been reported that Irving is a huge fan of SpongeBob and even quotes some episodes word-for-word in his teams’ training rooms.
As of now, a release date hasn’t been announced for the “SpongeBob” Kyrie 5s, but Irving initially implied that there would be a Patrick Star colorway, so this pair may be part of a multi-shoe pack in the works. Keep an eye out for updates here as soon as more about this collaboration is announced.