I was a huge fan of the Nike Kyrie1 signature shoe. When compared to other introductory models, I thought that the Kyrie1 held it's own ground. The design inspiration, story telling details, traction, collar height, etc. were very well done in my opinion (especially for a lower price-point shoe). I didn't buy too many released colorways, but I personally designed the hell out of the Nike iD Kyrie1 platform. The only reason I did so was because I still regret not doing the same thing for the Zoom Kobe IV-VI models when they were available.
Nike officially introduced the Kyrie1 today. As an avid Nike Basketball consumer, I believe that they had big shoes to fill (pun sort of intended). I've always been attracted to forefoot and midfoot straps, so my initial reaction was positive when I first saw a few leaked images. After seeing the official shots today, I can't wait to get a pair on my feet. Until then, I figured I'd share a bit of the Leo Chang design process. I love collecting early sketches and renderings, so why not post them here?