adidas jacket Kyrie Irving tops in shoe sales
CLEVELAND, Ohio While LeBron James and Kyrie Irving look to dominate the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Playoffs again Friday night, the two members of the Cavaliers’ big three are also dominating at the shoe store.
James’ and Irving’s signature kicks by Nike ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in sales over the last year among NBA players with their own shoe lines, according to report by Forbes.
During an earnings call in March, Nike Brand President Trevor Edwards said Irving’s latest shoe,
the Kyrie 3, is currently best selling basketball sneaker on the market. James, however, is No. 1 in the overall ranking because of the number of different styles under his name and the higher price point of his shoes.
“[Irving] is the new face,” Matt Powell, an analyst at market research firm NPD Group, told Forbes. “It’s a product that has not been in the market,
and it is getting some attention from the fashion consumer as well.”
The next two spots on the list are occupied by a couple of Golden State Warriors: Steph Curry’s signature shoes by Under Armour and Kevin Durant’s KD sneakers from Nike.