Nike Hyperdunk X Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$129.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
7/2018
Outdoor Rating:
25%
# of Reviews:
4
Traction
 
7.8
Cushion
 
8.5
Material
 
7.6
Support
 
8.3
Fit
 
8.8
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Very supportive shoe
  • Fits like a glove

CONS:

  • Traction doesn't hold up on dusty courts
  • Basic materials

Summary of 4 Expert Reviews:

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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Expert Reviews of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

8.7
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
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
8.6
RicheeKim
For a fair list price of $130, this is a very solid performer.
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8.4
Schwollo
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!
7.0
PureKicks
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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Traction of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Works well on every kind of court - I am not sure I ever wiped the outsole while wearing the Hyperdunk X.
8.0
RicheeKim
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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8.0
Schwollo
The traction took a little break-in time but did a good job overall.
6.0
PureKicks
The traction didn't really give me the amount of grip that I personally like, especially on dusty courts.
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Cushion of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

9.5
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The cushioning is fantastic. No pain, no aches, no harsh jarring from landing, and it feels quick and bouncy on every move.
8.5
RicheeKim
The Air Zoom units in the heel and forefoot give you solid bounce and decent impact protection.
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9.0
Schwollo
The Zoom cushioning is a nice blend of comfort, impact protection, and springiness.
7.0
PureKicks
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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Materials of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The materials are…okay. Nothing is premium except for the little bit of leather on the heel cup, but it works.
8.5
RicheeKim
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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8.0
Schwollo
Nothing fancy, but the textile upper is thick, comfortable, and requires zero break-in time.
7.0
PureKicks
The upper materials are basic but get the job done.
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Support of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
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.
9.0
RicheeKim
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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8.0
Schwollo
Flat outsole and outrigger, midfoot shank, and tight lacing system combine for a very supportive shoe.
7.0
PureKicks
The support is not outstanding but still above average.
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Fit of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
The fit is accommodating to different foot-shapes and needs.
9.0
RicheeKim
The fit is pretty nice even though it is hard to get your feet into these shoes.
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9.0
Schwollo
No side-to-side movement,heel slip, or deadspace in the toe box. Awesome job!
8.0
PureKicks
The Hyperdunk X fits like a glove.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Don’t even think a couple of months on concrete/blacktop is possible because it ain’t.
fair
PureKicks
The Hyperdunk X won't last forever outdoors, but it will work just fine as long it lasts.
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Width of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

regularly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
Regularly wide.
slightly narrow
RicheeKim
A little bit narrow in the forefoot.
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Size of the Nike Hyperdunk X:

½ size large
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
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.
true to size
RicheeKim
If you have wide feet go up half a size, regular feet go true to size.
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true to size
Schwollo
True to size for almost everyone except the wide footers.
true to size
PureKicks
I suggest going true to size.
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