ANTA, Kyrie Irving Launch Sneaker

The Green Grails colorways will honor the Dallas Mavericks’ NBA Finals journey.

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June 20, 2024

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Irving green sneaker, ANTA, Kyrie Irving
Irving green sneakerANTA, Kyrie Irving

In honor of the Dallas Mavericks point guide, Kyrie Irving, making it to the NBA Finals, ANTA has announced the release of the new Green Grails colorways.  

The Green Grails colorway is inspired by the concept of a jaded artifact passed down from the ancestors, providing protection, mental focus and balance of mind, body, and spirit. Green calms the mind, providing the ability to focus on game strategy while on the court and aiding the body in recovery post-game. The design features a shield on the sneaker's vamp, symbolizing protection and forefoot lockdown. 

The Green Grails colorway reflects this dedication, featuring a design inspired by lush, vibrant green hues symbolizing growth, energy and a fresh start. These sneakers represent both the natural beauty of Irving’s roots in New Jersey and the green fields of hope and renewal. 

The silhouette’s aerodynamic contours echo Irving’s transitions and crossovers. The hieroglyphic-esque code on the upper brings a narrative punch, grounding the sneaker in ancestral strength. Color application was designed to be clean to curate head-to-toe looks, ensuring that each element of the sneaker aligns seamlessly with Irving’s “Enlightened Warrior” ethos. This meticulous attention to detail enhances the visual appeal and reinforces the narrative of speed, quickness, and ancestral strength embedded in the design. Every aspect, from the vibrant yellow symbolizing explosive energy to the hieroglyphic-esque codes, contributes to a cohesive aesthetic that empowers the wearer, much like a warrior preparing for battle. 

“We’re excited for this next release as the momentum continues to build on and off the court for KAI and the tribe,” says Shaneika Warden, color design director, ANTA. “It’s such an honor to continue creating a product that holds us all to a higher standard while celebrating such a historical journey thus far. It’s important that we continue to deliver premium products with soul, passion, and purpose. That said, we look forward to sharing it with the ever-expanding tribe. Peace and light.” 

These limited-edition sneakers will be available exclusively on June 22 at and with retail partners Sneaker Politics, Extra Butter, Nice Kicks, Sneaker Room and KICKS CREW. 

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