The ANTA KAI 1 is Kyrie Irving’s first basketball signature shoe with Chinese basketball brand ANTA. Its debut release came in March 2024 with the “Artist On Court” colorway. Following the severance of the relationship between Mavericks star Kyrie Irving and Nike, the future of the immensely popular line of Kyrie Irving shoes was entirely in doubt. Enter Chinese sneaker brand ANTA, who signed the Dallas guard to a long-term deal towards the middle of the following year.

2024 at long last brought the fruits of their relationship to the public. That initial “Artist On Court” was an instant sell-out, a feat matched by every follow-up edition since. The current list of colorways is as follows:

March 23rd – “KAIVERSE” (China-exclusive, limited to 323 pairs)
April 12th – “Enlightened Warrior”
April 19th – “Playoffs White” & “Playoffs Navy”
May 11th – “Mother’s Day” 
June 5th – “Playoffs Energy”
June 22nd – “Green Grails” 

Additional colorways include the ANTA KAI 1 “Triple Black,” and “Garden State,” both already released in China though a stateside drop remains unconfirmed. However, the moccasin-like “Chief Hela” outfit has been confirmed by ANTA for a late Summer/early Fall launch in the US.

Game 1 of the Finals brought first images of an offshoot model to the public when Kyrie sported the ANTA KAI 1 Speed, expected to hit shelves this Summer/Fall.

Below you’ll find our latest coverage of the the latest signature Kyrie Irving shoes, including new colorways and upcoming release dates.


The ANTA KAI 1 “Green Grails” Celebrates Kyrie Irving’s Return To The NBA Finals

It wasn’t even a year and a half ago that Kyrie Irving was persona non grata in the NBA. However, he’s clearly found a permanent...

By Sneaker News June 19, 2024

The ANTA KAI 1 “Garden State” Covers Kyrie Irving’s New Jersey Roots

There’s a Herculean task in front of Kyrie Irving and the Mavericks- in order to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy, they’ll have to do what...

By Matt Varga June 17, 2024

Kyrie Irving Debuts The ANTA KAI 1 Speed “Twin Flame” For The NBA Finals

Kyrie Irving is back at the big stage for the first time since winning it all in 2016 as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers....

By John Kim June 6, 2024

Kyrie Irving Signs His Father Drederick To ANTA Signature Shoe Deal

Kyrie Irving is more than a signature athlete for ANTA — he’s the appointed Chief Creative Officer for the China-based athletic sportswear brand. In that...

By Sneaker News June 4, 2024

The ANTA KAI 1 “Playoffs Energy” Drops Just Before The NBA Finals

Kyrie Irving and the Dallas Mavericks are NBA Finals-bound, and just ahead of game one against the Boston Celtics, the ANTA KAI 1 is set...

By Andrew Rizzo May 31, 2024

Kyrie Irving’s ANTA KAI Tribe Lifestyle Shoe Coming This Fall

As seen with the feverish response to the ANTA KAI 1 “Chief Hela,” Kyrie Irving’s new signature line is in the middle of a stellar...

By Matt Varga May 30, 2024

Kyrie Irving’s ANTA KAI 1 Emerges In “Triple Black”

With the Boston Celtics securing their NBA Finals berth over the long weekend, just one question remains: can Kyrie and the Dallas Mavericks put the...

By Matt Varga May 28, 2024

The ANTA KAI 1 “Chief Hélà” Is Releasing Later This Summer

Kyrie Irving is on a mission to return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2017 when he was a member of the...

By Sneaker News May 23, 2024

The ANTA KAI 1 “Mother’s Day” Releases May 11th

Updated May 7th, 2024: The ANTA KAI 1 “Mother’s Day” will release on May 11th, exclusive to an in-person drop at Sneaker Room. Exact specifications...

By Matt Varga May 1, 2024