Yeah. Every pair has the name and date. Pretty cool.
I don't hoop in mine but wear them everyday. They take about a week to fully break in. Make sure to loosen up all the laces and then lace how you want them.. You can also try to stretch the elastic at the base of the tongue.
Still trying to figure out what the symbol on the heel of the sole is.
I was actually wondering that same thing [Just realized someone answered it)... Also if you look near the toe portion of the sole there is some sort of design/writing or something. I cant make out what it is or if its even words... If I had my kyries Id snap a photo and show it... Maybe some of you with pairs near could take a look or explain if you know what im talking bout