Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2017 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$159.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
8/2017
Outdoor Rating:
17%
# of Reviews:
9
Traction
 
9.2
Cushion
 
7.6
Material
 
8.9
Support
 
8.4
Fit
 
8.8
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • amazing traction
  • very comfortable

CONS:

  • React cushion is dissapointing

Summary of 9 Expert Reviews:

Reviewers really like the comfortable Flyknit material and the incredible (and very squeaky) traction. The only downside of the shoe is the completely new React cushioning which is not able to convince the critics. Many find it to be dead or lifeless and would prefer a traditional Nike Zoom cushioning. Outside of that, the shoe gets very good grades for its overall performance.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2017:

9.0
KickGenius
I am a big fan of the comfort and amazing traction of the FlyKnit version of the Hyperdunk 2017.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
You feel super fast in these shoes. The Hyperdunk 2017 is one of the top performers of 2017
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8.7
RicheeKim
Overall, I can highly recommend this shoe for players of every position. Me, as a guard, I love this shoe as I get decent impact protection and a great court feel!
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8.6
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 is by far one of the most solid shoes I’ve played in this year
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8.6
Schwollo
HD2017 has taken the top Hyperdunk spot. Better traction than previous Hyperdunks, better cushioning than the 2012-14 version, great fit, good stability and excellent containment… what more do you want?
8.5
PureKicks
Amazing traction, good support and the addition of React cushioning is welcome. I like shoes you can just put on, and they don't get in the way.
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8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Overall, this is a really good shoe. Good traction, nice material and solid lockdown. Support could have been a little better. At $160 it is a little expensive.
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8.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit isn’t a bad shoe. The cushion isn’t what I expected, but it’s tolerable. The lateral containment wasn’t the best, but it won’t keep me from hooping in these again.
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8.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
I’d say the React Hyperdunk was disappointing. It is a hard shoe to recommend when better options are available at all price points.

Traction of the Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2017:

10.0
KickGenius
I feel like someone took a glue stick and went over the bottom of my shoes!
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
On a clean court you will be sticking!
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9.0
RicheeKim
Traction is phenomenal and collects very little dust.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The outsole did take some time to break-in but afterwards, it’s amazing — especially that extended outrigger.
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9.0
Schwollo
Almost Kobe IX level.. almost.
9.0
PureKicks
I absolutely loved the traction!
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction is phenomenal on clean courts, but on dusty courts you need to wipe frequently.
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10.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The traction was so good I was on the court stopping on a dime when I didn’t have to.
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10.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
I found the traction to be first class in every regard.

Cushion of the Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2017:

8.0
KickGenius
The Rect cushioning felt really nice playing in it.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
Good amount of impact protection and very responsive, but not very bouncy.
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8.5
RicheeKim
I can't complain too much, decent bounce and impact protection.
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7.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
A big guy like myself — someone who has a heavy in-step and lands hard — requires something more cushioned
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8.0
Schwollo
Overall I really liked the full length React foam set up even if it isn’t the most fun feeling or bounciest set up.
8.0
PureKicks
Responsive and firm cushioning with decent impact protection.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
React Cushioning feels pretty nice but I wasn't blown away by the performance. Feels like a more firm and responsive Lunarlon.
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7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The React foam was stiff, and it had no life — it was super dead.
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6.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
I found React to feel lifeless, and lacking in almost all areas.

Materials of the Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2017:

9.0
KickGenius
The FlyKnit version is really comfortable.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
Super soft and no break-in period.
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9.0
RicheeKim
The full FlyKnit upper feels really comfortable and gives you a nice 1:1 fit.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The upper is constructed entirely of Flyknit and it’s super comfortable around the foot
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8.0
Schwollo
I had no issues at all with the materials.
9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The materials feel really nice, no break in needed!
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The materials are extremely comfortable.
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Support of the Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2017:

9.0
KickGenius
Really nice containment, no heel slippage -reminded me of the Kobe 9.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
Lockdown and support was good, but the upper is a bit too stretchy for hard cuts.
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8.5
RicheeKim
I had slight problems on very hard lateral cuts because the FlyKnit stretches and doesn't provide as much containment as the mesh version.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The support comes directly from the fit, and the fit was wonderful once fully broken in
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9.0
Schwollo
The HD does a great job with stability thanks to the pods along the lateral side of the shoe.
8.0
PureKicks
The support was good, but not the greatest.That's because the FlyKnit does sacrifice in this area in exchange for more comfort.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Support and lockdown are pretty solid.
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7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Too much lateral movement, other than that, everything else was good.
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8.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The heel is solidly stabilized thanks to these elements, and the aforementioned tongue padding offers enough protection to further lock the heel in from the top.

Fit of the Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2017:

10.0
The Sole Brothers
The fit was just incredible.
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8.5
RicheeKim
The materials give you a nice 1:1 fit, but with my wide feet I had a slightly uncomfortable break-in period.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
One of my favorite aspects of the shoe is the fit
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9.0
Schwollo
I was very pleased with the fit of the HD17.
9.0
PureKicks
The FlyKnit upper molds around your feet very well.
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7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Once the Flyknit broke in, the materials loosened up, causing some dead space in the toebox.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

fair
The Sole Brothers
Durability for outdoor play isn't the best.
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no
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
If you play outdoors, the outsole prob wouldn’t last very long.
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no
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I wouldn't really recommend these for outdoor use.
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Width of the Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2017:

slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
A little bit narrow
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very narrow
RicheeKim
The FlyKnit version of this shoe runs very narrow.
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regularly wide
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
Even for a wide-footer like myself, I went with my natural size
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slightly narrow
Schwollo
Wide footers will want to go up half a size.
slightly narrow
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Wide footer may need to go half a size up
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slightly narrow
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The shoes fit a bit snug out of the box.

Size of the Nike Hyperdunk Flyknit 2017:

true to size
The Sole Brothers
True to size
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true to size
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
I recommend going true to size
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true to size
Schwollo
A little short length wise but true to size overall.
true to size
PureKicks
True to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Go true to size
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½ size large
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
I have a narrow foot, I went with my usual size, and should have gone a 1/2 size down.
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½ size small
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
As a 13, I didn’t have the luxury of going up a half size when I bought my pair, but consider it you prefer your shoes with a little more room.
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