Is the Nike AlphaDunk a worthy successor to Nike's popular Hyperdunk line?
Unfortunately, the traction is absolutely horrendous - even on clean courts. Some reviewers didn't even want to play in these because they were afraid to hurt themselves!
The huge Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot provides a lot of bounce and impact protection but sacrifices court feel.
The upper material is very strong and supportive but doesn't feel great in-hand.
The Nike AlphDunk is a good fit for big guys looking for a shoe that feels like a tank. Quick and shifty players shouldn't buy this shoe because of the lacking traction and court feel.