Kyrie Irving, the point guard for the Mavericks, is on the verge of signing a new shoe deal following his departure from Nike earlier this year. Industry sources have indicated that mainstream sneaker companies, including Adidas and Puma, have expressed interest in collaborating with Irving on his next signature shoe.
In December 2022, it was announced that Irving and Nike had mutually decided to part ways, following Nike’s suspension of its relationship with the NBA star. This move left Irving as a sought-after sneaker free agent, given the popularity of his signature shoes in the league.
Most recently, on an Instagram Live session, Irving hinted at an upcoming announcement regarding his new shoe deal. According to Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson’s report, Irving is not considering Li-Ning as an option and has garnered interest from major sneaker brands like adidas and Puma.
As Irving enters unrestricted free agency this summer after completing the season with the Mavericks, securing a new shoe deal will not only provide him with a platform for his creativity but also reinforce his influence in the sneaker industry.