Nike Kyrie low Performance Review

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There are two colorways of Nike Kyrie low.The one is the wolf grey sneaker and the other is the black which is also today’s protagonist .Following a look at the White/Black pair, Kyrie’s first low top sneaker returns in a Black and Metallic Silver colorway. It will officially debut July 15, 2018 with a price of $120.It features a black upper with bold texturing on the midfoot strap and heel.As is known,Kyrie Irving’s sneakers have been a huge hit with players of all ages since the first model. Then for more information just go on reading.

Appearance

When first looking at the shoes,what appears in my mind is that it features a mesh constructed upper, Kyrie logos on the tongue and speckled midsole atop a Zoom Air cushioned sole.Personally speaking,it is a good sneaker no matter you choose to play on it or wear it out in daily life especially in summer because it is breathable.Though it is a low top one,it is comfortable to wear,which feels fantastic.As a pair of basketball shoes,the Nike Kyrie low’s appearance is just so so,not very appealing I have to say.But everyone has his/her own idea and at least for me,I can accept it.

Cushion

The Kyrie model has used both forefoot and heel Zoom Air cushion for the first ever,sound exciting,right?Because the 20-year-old technology is still one of the top cushioning systems ever made.The cushion setup is always not a highlight of Irving series,but it is the point that is what we care most.And the cushion is 7 mm thick in the forefoot and a serious 14 mm in the heel,which is not thin.However,the stiff Phylon midsole will deaden the initial bounce and response you would normally feel. But what is worth mentioning is that the Kyrie low has always proven itself in the cushion setup.

The setting in this aspect of the shoe will greatly improve the shoe’s cushion,but,there is always a but,such setting will obviously decrease the Zoom feel.However,you don’t need to worry.Although with the Zoom being bottom-loaded, you don’t get the feel underfoot of a good Zoom,the impact is absorbed and deadened through the Phylon as well. In my view,the cushion works with the traction to make the Kyrie Low feel low and fast, well done! I have to say it works really great on court.

Wrapping

First of all,the strap does nothing.It just makes the midfoot feel a little tighter and it has nothing to do with the shoe’s support.It is the low-riding midsole and the lacing system that does great help to you.Because of the lacing system,it locks you into the shoe and the foot sits inside the midsole so that you are not sliding anywhere you don’t want to.So I just want to say,the wrapping is excellen which is the biggest highlight of the shoe.In addition,with a small,hidden TPU in the midsole,the shoe can offer the wearer some midfoot support and ”just put your heart in the belly” because stability and protection are also ensured.And the fillers are sufficient which feels soft rather than too hard.

Grip

One thing is certain that the Kyrie models always have great grip since the first day.And really,it doesn’t make us disappointed.No matter you choose to play outdoors or indoors,it just work well as usual.But there is a precondition that the floors must be clean with no dust on it or the grip might be not so good.Therefore,wiping in your free time is needed.And as you can see, the spacing is wide enough that wiping is just easy.Good thing is that you can change your movement smoothly at any time because the grip can serve for you.Once you have been used to this kind of setting,you can benefit a lot from it.

Fit

Performance wise,you are likely to love this sneaker if you choose it.Whether the length or the width,the Kyrie Low does fit true to size.But wide footers,here I highly recommend you go up a half size or try on in-store because the midfoot is a bit narrow.

Though there is the slippy issue in the heel part,the heel slip is away after the materials loosened up.And thanks to the solid heel counter,the little bit of slip that is left is no worries.In short,the shoe pulls nice and tight around your foot, locking everything from the midfoot forward in and down with no movement at all.

Overall

I am really enjoying what the shoe has brought to me,it is just awesome.I am quite sure you may also fall in love with it after getting along with it for a period of time.The grip,cushion(though not so perfect),wrapping and great fit all make the Nike Kyrie low an ideal for most of you.Trust me,you can’t be disappointed.