What happens when a legendary basketball player partners with the renowned network that is Nickelodeon?! You get an incredible collection that is definitely bound to be at the top of everyone’s wish-list. Presenting you… the Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants collection! Nike and Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products just recently announced some very exciting news that basketball icon Kyrie Irving has teamed up with Nickelodeon to release a SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired collection. This comes at the perfect time as we all celebrate the 20th anniversary of the highly-acclaimed, SpongeBob SquarePants series.
The collection features five shoes inspired by the characters of SpongeBob SquarePants. It’s love at first sight as soon as you lay eyes on these spectacular sneakers. The collection also has apparel and accessories including t-shirts, a hoodie, socks and backpacks. Needless to say, you’re definitely going to be heading to Bikini Bottom in style with this awesome collaboration.
“Basketball superstar Kyrie Irving’s latest collection is suited for on-court competition and off-court jellyfishing with 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 the currency-crazy crustacean, Mr. Krabs, as well as a Sandy Cheeks version with colors inspired by her iconic space suit” (source: press release).
“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” (source: press release).
We can’t wait to get our hands on the Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants collection. The collection will be available in adult and kids sizes from August 10th on Nike.com and in store. Check out some pictures of the collection below and comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, which sneaker will you be purchasing?