Nike Hyperdunk X Performance Review

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Nike’s Hyperdunk X has surfaced in a new colorway: an extra-clean black/black-white.It is available now.Just look for it at Nike stores and online in August for $130. The shoe features several familiar design and functional cues from previous models such as Zoom Air cushion in the heel and forefoot, a lightweight mesh upper, inner bootie, and a high peak at the ankle for protection.For more details then here we go…

Cushion

I am sure that the Nike the popular tech: React,can be seen in many sneakers such as the Hyperdunk 2017 and Super.fly 201,but the tech is not used in the Hyperdunk X this year.Instead,it uses the Zoom Air cushion in the forefoot and the heel,which can obviously feedback to you the springy feeling the moment you step on it.And according to an image I’ve seen before, the heel unit is huge though,it does have little influence on the shoe’s performance.During the actual combat,the setup can effectively alleviate the impact of falling and offers you motivation when there are start-ups.In terms of the court feel,personally I think the Hyperdunk X does better than the last version.

Material

The shoe features engineered mesh upper that is very lightweight, breathable, but can be easily damaged during game-play.So the Hyperdunk X did reinforce the mesh upper and provides greater durability.On the other hand, it limits the amount of airflow that mesh traditionally brings. While it isn’t suffocating and the ventilation is nice,you will felt it great ,especially in summer ,the air can fly through the shoes,very breathable,right?

Grip

From the image above you can see the Zoom Air cushion clearly,which remains the same as the Hyperdunk 2016.And as for the grains in the outsole,it is herringbone once again which might be better than Hyperdunk 2017 .As is known to all,this kind of setup is great in the actually game ,therefore,it is widely used in many shoes .And the XDR has further improved the shoe’s durability as well.

In my view,the shoe’s grip performs OK in a relatively slippery indoor floor.It is the grains that play a significant role in improving the grip.The grains can feedback to the players friction almost every direction though the design is a bit simple,just acceptable to some degree.But one shortcoming is that the visible Zoom Air cushion decreases the shoe’s grip.Whether you choose to play indoors or outdoors,”just put your heart in the belly”,the shoe is very practical and you can certainly benefit from it.

Wrapping

The wrapping is always good in the Hyperdunk series,which is known.One new point of Hyperdunk X is that the wider lacing structure that offers additional lock-down with Flywire which is a piece of good news for some players and maybe some of you will also like the locking down your feet well.Though the Hyperdunk X’s upper is just thinner than the last version,it does wrap the feet so well,maybe better than you expected.And the stability in the heel and ankle part is ensured as well.Based on my experience there was not any slippy issues on court except that the floors are wet.In short,as an advantage of the Hyperdunk series,the shoe certainly can’t let you down in this point.

Support and Fit

The shoe’s support is great too.Compared with the Hyperdunk 2017 ,it is different,but the external heel counter, along with an additional external reinforcement piece both make the shoe’s performance fantastic.Though it has some points that remains the same as the last version and it seems like an upgrade,the support is just as great as usual.As for the thinner upper and the limited hot melt material,I would say these will cause the shoe to be relatively weak in protection .Yes,the Hyperdunk X is a high top one,but it is pretty light which will not limit your movement in your games.

For the fitting,here I highly recommend you wide footers that you’d better go up 1/2 size or you may find it disappointed owing to not fitting.But once you find your size you are most likely to love it because it really fits true to size,which seems like you are wearing nothing.All in all,the feeling it brings is nice,even awesome.

Overall

Overall,the Hyperdunk X continues the excellent wrapping and cushion though the relatively thinner upper is not so satisfying.For such a price of $130,you can experience its excellent wrapping and cushion,isn’t it cost-effective?At least for me,I am really enjoying what it has brought to me.So do you like it?If so,why not have a try?

 

Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Performance Review

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It has been 10 years since Hyperdunk sreies was born. The ninth Nike Hyperdunk model, Nike Hyperdunk 2017, pricing $140, is a high-performance basketball shoe that features  a slip-on construction with a mix of some technologies.

The mid part of the Hyperdunk 2017 upper is equipped with Flyknit+ internal fill + super coarse Flywire. This has improved compared with Hyperdunk 2016 and meantime, the one-piece bootie design and half shoe tongue design help strengthen wrapping ,which can be said that this has been further improved based on Hyperdunk 2016.

The Swoosh in heel is one of the highlights of the sneaker.There is not the thick TPU in the heel like Hyperdunk 2016. When reducing weight , the heel stability is also ensured, which may be related to the heel filling and the Flyknit encrypted at the outer heel.

 

The woven lines of  Hyperdunk 2017 heel are obviously different from other parts which can be seen below.

Grip

No matter in what kind of ground even it is very slippy, I’d say that many people are completely satisfied with how the grip on the Hyperdunk 2017 turned out.The sneaker outsole uses the XDR technology which guarantees wear resistance of the sneaker. In addition, the all-new outsole grains improves the grip of the shoes.Even when there is emergency stop, it can firmly grasp the ground. In short, it is fantastic.

Wrapping

The wrapping of the shoes benefit a lot from the one-piece upper design. With its comprehensive setting, it feels comfortable wearing the shoes and it feels really nice and the wrapping does also perform really well.  Here I’d recommend that  wide footers go up 1/2 size because the sneaker is said to fit wide by two of our wear-testers .

Cushion

 While React may be Nike’s most resilient foam cushion, it’s my least favorite. Though the React was questioned, it does make the shoes comfortable to wear with the soft insole at first.And the React seems to be more complex than we expected. After 2-hour training + 6-hour daily wear + 2-hour actual combat, the React really performed well in the aspect of floor cushion.

I know some prefer firm cushion because it aids with speed and agility and there will be no loss in mobility or a feeling of sinking into mushy cushion. Personally, if you love setups that are similar to the Kyrie line then you’ll also love the Hyperdunk 2017,but if you prefer a springy cushion then there are plenty of options that will give you that feeling, React just isn’t one of them.

Wear resiatance

Because of XDR in the shoes, we have a positive attitude towards the wear  resistance. After 10 hours wear, there isn’t any obvious damages in the shoes.

Breathability

Originally because of the lining,we are not very optimistic about the breathability of the shoes. But because there is ample ventilation in the under the shoe tongue, the breathability is mainly in the upper.

Besides, the upper is relatively thinner, so it is also comfortable to wear it in hot summer days.

The weight of Hyperdunk 2017 is 395 g,which is 30 g lighter than Hyperdunk 2016 and 17 g lighter than Super.Fly 2017.The upper support, torsion resistance and its relatively light weight all become the shoes’ obvious advantages and are the reasons that you will want to have a try.

Overall

The Hyperdunk 2017 is very suitable for actual combat. The grip ,wrapping ,cushion ,wear resistance and breathability are all standout features.Meantime, the React does spare no effort to try its best and escort every player.

 

Then would I still recommend the Nike Hyperdunk 2017? Certainly, the answer is yes. And why not put them on and go to actual combat ?

Nike Hyperdunk X Performance Review

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Today I’ll bring the Hyperdunk X Performance Review to you.

In 2008, Kobe led his team to win the game. Then the Hyperdunk was born and started its own era.

Every year, there are many people expecting that what surprises the Hyperdunk series will bring. And then there are also disappointment and satisfaction. But there is no doubt that Hyperdunk series is the leader of the same year.

Then we will talk about the actual performance of the Hyperdunk X today.

Material

The pink and black colorway of Hyperdunk X is special. The material of the front of the shoes is space cotton.

Though the material was once used, many of you may ask if the material is used in basketball shoes, will it have a good effect? Then I have to say that the feeling is also good as usual.

When I first saw the shoes, it gave me a sense of comfort. In fact, it is more comfortable after wearing the shoes. The feeling is that the sneaker is very soft from the inside out. What’s more, the wrapping of the shoes can make you feel safe.

When in actual performance, the softness becomes a big advantage ,which can not seen in many other sneakers. For example, one shortcoming that the upper is too hard or too thin can be shown in many sneakers while we can’t see it in the Hyperdunk X. Meanwhile, after using the space cotton ,it can be suitable for more people.

Meanwhile, the space cotton is also used in the shoe tongue ,which increases the softness of the shoes. However, this material also has its own shortcoming .That is the breathability of the shoes is not so good. But personally, I think it is not a big problem if you don’t require too much.

From other photos and information, we can learn that maybe the late Hyperdunk X forefoot is a woven upper ,so there may be some difference in performance.

Cushioning

Nike has adopted the latest technology from the first version of Hyperdunk in 2008.  In 2017, the technology ,React ,was first used in the series. But when the picture of Hyperdunk X was shown, many people were disappointed to see that Zoom was reused instead of React. Maybe because we’ve highly expected the Hyperdunk X.

After wearing the shoes, the first feeling is that there will be a little bit collapsed when you stepping on them. Combining feeling and performance, I think it is an excellent design.

I know that many people were once crazy about the Kobe 5 and Kobe 6. Then I think the HD 18 will bring a similar feeling that Kobe 5 and Kobe 6 have once given to you. And the sneaker is not only soft, but the cushioning is also sufficient. When it comes to the actual performance, I have to say the performance of the midsole is impeccable. But even it is excellent enough, there are also some shortcomings. After all, 8 years have passed.

Stability

After seeing the shoe type and sole, you can be confident that the stability of the shoes is not bad. In terms of actual performance, the shoes can perform well in the aspect of stability and rollover prevention .

Once again , I think the forefoot of the sneaker is not so stable. First, because the upper material  is so soft that the support of the shoes is insufficient.Then , the middle layer of the upper is too soft, which is unlike Curry 5. Finally, I think maybe because the gravity center is a bit too high, so the stability is not so good.

As a matter of fact,when I am wearing the Hyperdunk X, I think there are no many surprises, there are just some familiar good feelings. Sometimes, when a new sneaker appears, what most people concern is that whether there are latest technologies or excellent designs in the shoes. However, though there are some shoes that have excellent designs, there are some maladies which will appear in actual performance.

Overall

It has been 10 years since the Hyperdunk series was born. As the latest version, Hyperdunk X performs humbly and it is absolutely practical. In my opinion, Hyperdunk X is a good choice for actual combat. If you are seeking for a pair of good sneaker, then I suggest you should try Hyperdunk X which can be suitable for most people. In fact, many sneakers like Curry 5 all have the stars’ personal preference elements.

While Hyperdunk X is suitable for most people no matter you are basketball beginner or an elite lover. For Hyperdunk X, though it doesn’t have endorsement stars, it finally ushers in its own era. During these years, the Hyperdunk series has works that are excellent and also has some works that are not so good, however, there must be some works that many of you are crazy about.

Many of you who are concerned about Hyperdunk series will know the difference between limited edition and allocated edition. Maybe you will ask why there are so many  users and why Hyperdunk series is so popular,then I think it is because of Nike’s positioning for the Hyperdunk series.

Of course, for such a pair of practical sneaker, pricing $130, it is worth buying. What’s more, it is cost-effective and can be suitable for most people. Remember that the Hyperdunk X is a low-risk choice and can be satisfying.

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit Performance Review

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Nikelab React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit would be dropping Stateside on August 3, that is a good new so far ,and as time flies , a lot of people want to grab one when releasing .

Now today we are talking this one .

Nikelab React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit  features a fully Flyknit upper with shimmering toe detailing and embroidered branding adding slight flash .

For traction : It is used the rubber midsole , which a little soft .The grip is not bad .I feel it like Kobe9 ‘s outsole, I can feel  more  smoother when playing ,but because of  rubber material , maybe it is easy to worn out .

For cushion :

Nikelab React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit utilized the react technology .So I can feel a little hard on foot  when playing . but the feedback of strong toughness is  excellent ,I love it

For ventilation

There are  no ventilation design basically, I feel too hot in the summer .

For supporting :

because Flyknit upper  used , the supporting  is very good,  but design of outside the bottom edge is arc shape ,it is not very well when fast  running . But it is did job well .

Overall ,it performance is very good, suitable for external REACT, good flexibility, excellent sense of site, but the follow-up performance remains to be seen.