It was announced on @spongebob‘s official Instagram account (yes, Spongebob Squarepants) that Nike’s ambassador Kyrie Irving will be collaborating with Spongebob for a new drop.
This Kyrie Irving X Spongebob collaboration is rumoured to drop around August 2019. The collection has five colourways, representing the five main characters of the classic Nickelodeon cartoon – Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks.
The shoes reflect each character perfectly and are very distinctively coloured accordingly. On top of that, the Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star shoes have “hand-drawn” character names behind the tongue.
Interestingly, Spongebob shoes have an almost spongy and porous texture and feel synonymous with our favourite sponge.
Now usually when shoe brands collaborate with cartoons, they look absolutely horrendous. This Kyrie Irving X Spongebob collab actually looks great and it’s obvious that a lot of thought was put into each design to encapsulate the individual folks of Bikini Bottom.
Spongebob Squarepants has been on air for 20 years now. I’m sure many people, kids and adults, will wanna buy shoes that represent this well-loved cartoon. Let’s just hope this collection will be available in Singapore.
There’s no word on an exact release date, but Nike Kyrie 5s usually retail for around US$130 (approximately S$176).