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Nike Hyperdunk X Review

Nike Hyperdunk X
Nike Hyperdunk X
Nike Hyperdunk X
Nike Hyperdunk X
8.2
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$129.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
7/2018
Ranking:
Traction
7.8
Cushion
8.5
Materials
7.6
Support
8.3
Fit
8.8
Outdoor
25%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Hyperdunk X:

Black / White
Black / White
No stores found
Team Red / Black / White
Team Red / Black / White
No stores found
Team Orange / Black / White
Team Orange / Black / White
No stores found
University Red / Black / White
University Red / Black / White
No stores found
Midnight Navy / Black / White
Midnight Navy / Black / White
No stores found
Game Royal / White / Black
Game Royal / White / Black
No stores found
Wolf Grey / Black / White
Wolf Grey / Black / White
No stores found
White / University Red
White / University Red
No stores found

Summary of 4 Expert Reviews:

Pros:

Very supportive shoe
Fits like a glove

CONS:

Traction doesn't hold up on dusty courts
Basic materials

Performance of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

The tenth model of Nike's popular Hyperdunk series doesn't generate as much excitement with sneaker reviewers as previous models. The traction works very well on clean courts, but some reviewers had problems on dusty courts. A large Zoom unit in the heel and a smaller unit in the forefoot provide well-balanced cushioning with decent impact protection and solid bounce. The materials are not flashy or premium, but they perform well, fit like a glove, and provide a lot of ventilation. Overall, the Hyperdunk X is a very solid performance basketball shoe at a fair price.
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Reviews of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

The 8.2 average overall rating ranks #96 of 123 shoes overall
8.4
Schwollo
January 13, 2019
The HD X is a jack of all trades which I really love. If the traction and containment were a little better, these Hyperdunks would be close to perfect!
8.6
RicheeKim
September 26, 2018
For a fair list price of $130, this is a very solid performer.
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7.0
PureKicks
September 26, 2018
The Hyperdunk X is an above average performer. The fit, materials, and support do very well. Unfortunately, the traction on mildly dusty courts is a bit disappointing.
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8.7
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
September 26, 2018
If you need a dependable shoe for any indoor surface, with great cushioning, a semi-durable upper, and killer fit, look no further than the Nike Hyperdunk X

Traction of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

The 7.8 average traction rating ranks #99 of 123 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
January 13, 2019
The traction took a little break-in time but did a good job overall.
8.0
RicheeKim
September 26, 2018
The wavy traction pattern worked well on clean courts. On dusty courts, you lose a lot of bite and need to wipe from time to time.
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6.0
PureKicks
September 26, 2018
The traction didn't really give me the amount of grip that I personally like, especially on dusty courts.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
September 26, 2018
Works well on every kind of court - I am not sure I ever wiped the outsole while wearing the Hyperdunk X.

Cushion of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

The 8.5 average cushion rating ranks #69 of 123 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
January 13, 2019
The Zoom cushioning is a nice blend of comfort, impact protection, and springiness.
8.5
RicheeKim
September 26, 2018
The Air Zoom units in the heel and forefoot give you solid bounce and decent impact protection.
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7.0
PureKicks
September 26, 2018
The Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot get the job done. But I can't help but feel like it's a step back from React cushioning in the Hyperdunk 2017 or the full-length Zoom of the Hyperdunk 2016.
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9.5
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
September 26, 2018
The cushioning is fantastic. No pain, no aches, no harsh jarring from landing, and it feels quick and bouncy on every move.

Materials of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

The 7.6 average materials rating ranks #111 of 123 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
January 13, 2019
Nothing fancy, but the textile upper is thick, comfortable, and requires zero break-in time.
8.5
RicheeKim
September 26, 2018
The materials feel pretty standard, definitely not premium. However, the shoe is well ventilated and the materials get the job done.
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7.0
PureKicks
September 26, 2018
The upper materials are basic but get the job done.
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7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
September 26, 2018
The materials are…okay. Nothing is premium except for the little bit of leather on the heel cup, but it works.

Support of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

The 8.3 average support rating ranks #91 of 123 shoes overall
8.0
Schwollo
January 13, 2019
Flat outsole and outrigger, midfoot shank, and tight lacing system combine for a very supportive shoe.
9.0
RicheeKim
September 26, 2018
Huge heel counter prevents heel slippage, lateral outrigger provides a lot of stability and there is no side-to-side movement in the footbed.
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7.0
PureKicks
September 26, 2018
The support is not outstanding but still above average.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
September 26, 2018
The lacing system pulls the shoe tightly and securely around your foot. The heel counter, midfoot shank, and the small outriggers also help with support.

Fit of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

The 8.8 average fit rating ranks #41 of 123 shoes overall
9.0
Schwollo
January 13, 2019
No side-to-side movement,heel slip, or deadspace in the toe box. Awesome job!
9.0
RicheeKim
September 26, 2018
The fit is pretty nice even though it is hard to get your feet into these shoes.
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8.0
PureKicks
September 26, 2018
The Hyperdunk X fits like a glove.
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9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
September 26, 2018
The fit is accommodating to different foot-shapes and needs.

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 25% average outdoor rating ranks #72 of 123 shoes overall
fair
PureKicks
September 26, 2018
The Hyperdunk X won't last forever outdoors, but it will work just fine as long it lasts.
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no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
September 26, 2018
Don’t even think a couple of months on concrete/blacktop is possible because it ain’t.

Width of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

slightly narrow
RicheeKim
September 26, 2018
A little bit narrow in the forefoot.
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regularly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
September 26, 2018
Regularly wide.

Size of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

true to size
Schwollo
January 13, 2019
True to size for almost everyone except the wide footers.
true to size
RicheeKim
September 26, 2018
If you have wide feet go up half a size, regular feet go true to size.
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true to size
PureKicks
September 26, 2018
I suggest going true to size.
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½ size large
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
September 26, 2018
If you like a little room up front, go true to size. If you like as little space as possible, go down a half size and enjoy.