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Nike Kybrid S2

Released 9/2020, Mid Top, Kyrie Irving, 
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8.7
EXPERT RATING
2 reviews
8.9
USER RATING
8 ratings
A mashup of the Kyrie 4, 5, and 6 that uses some of the best aspects of each.

Best Suitable For:

Great for guards and smaller wings who are quick on their feet.

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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (2)
User Ratings (8)
Traction
8.0
Cushion
7.5
Materials
8.0
Support
9.0
Fit
9.0
Outdoor
NA

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Nike Kybrid S2 Review

Pros:
Very supportive
Comfortable 1:1 fit
Cons:
Inconsistent traction on dust
No forefoot Zoom Air

Performance of the Nike Kybrid S2:

The Kybrid S2 is a hybrid model taking parts of the Kyrie 4, 5, and 6 to try to create the ultimate Kyrie signature sneaker. The traction is taken from the Kyrie 4, but unfortunately, it's pretty inconsistent on dust and requires consistent wiping. The cushion setup is also from the Kyrie 4 and provides a responsive and low to the ground cushioning. The Kybrid S2 uses a Zoom Air unit in the heel but reviewers agree that it would have been better positioned in the forefoot. The materials are a mix from the Kyrie 5 and 6 - they perform well and feel comfortable, but don't offer a lot of ventilation. The fit is similar to the rest of the Kyrie line and fit true to size. Wide footers should go up half a size. The support is the high point of the shoe and the combination of the flytrap lacing system and the most recent Kyrie heel counter provide great support. Overall, this combination of the Kyrie 4, 5, and 6 is not a gimmick but a great performance basketball shoe!
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Kybrid S2:

Expert Rating: 8.7 (ranks #60 of 233)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
The Kybrid S2 is a well-performing hoop shoe. I liked the combination of the Kyrie 4, 5, and 6! The cushion and the traction could have been a little better though.
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8.4
October 17, 2020
The Kyrie Kybrid S2 is a great performing shoe besides the traction. I wish they used the traction and cushion setups from the Kyrie 5 or 6 because I think those were better. I would recommend these if you play on mostly clean courts.
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User Reviews of the Nike Kybrid S2:

User Rating: 8.9 (ranks #66 of 233)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.2
November 6, 2021
I loved how these shoes looked and felt but their traction and cushion were eh. The traction was decent on clean courts but needed some wiping on mildly dusty courts. The cushion was just not there. I recommend this shoe for guards.
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10.0
April 25, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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10.0
July 11, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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9.4
December 10, 2021
User didn't add a summary.
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8.2
July 20, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Nike Kybrid S2:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.0 (ranks #171 of 233)
User Traction Rating: 9.4 (ranks #40 of 233)
10 - Amazing
4
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
The Kybrid S2 reuses the outsole from the Kyrie 4 and the performance of the traction is pretty inconsistent. On clean courts, they did well, but on mild dust or worse I had to do some wiping.
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8.0
October 17, 2020
The traction pattern taken from the Kyrie 4 works well on clean courts. On dusty courts, I had to wipe a decent amount and the traction was inconsistent.
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Cushion of the Nike Kybrid S2:

Expert Cushion Rating: 7.5 (ranks #203 of 233)
User Cushion Rating: 8.3 (ranks #139 of 233)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
4
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
7.0
Zoom Air in the heel and none in the forefoot was slightly disappointing. The cushion is quite responsive and you are low to the ground which is nice.
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8.0
October 17, 2020
This nice cushion setup is recycled from the Kyrie 4. I wish that the Zoom Air unit was in the forefoot instead of the heel, but overall the cushion performed well and was comfortable.
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Materials of the Nike Kybrid S2:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.0 (ranks #159 of 233)
User Materials Rating: 9.4 (ranks #10 of 233)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
The combination of materials from the 5 and 6 is pretty solid. In terms of feel and comfort these are nice, but be aware that there is no ventilation.
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8.0
October 17, 2020
The engineered mesh material from the Kyrie 5 used here is sturdy and feels nice on foot. Performance wise they got the job done just fine.
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Support of the Nike Kybrid S2:

Expert Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #24 of 233)
User Support Rating: 8.6 (ranks #124 of 233)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
The Venus flytrap overlay did a way better job locking my foot down than the strap from the Kyrie 6. The heel counter on the back worked great and overall these had great support.
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9.0
October 17, 2020
As expected, the support is great in the Kybrid S2. I had no lateral stability or containment issues and felt locked in by the flytrap.
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Fit of the Nike Kybrid S2:

Expert Fit Rating: 9.0 (ranks #19 of 233)
User Fit Rating: 8.6 (ranks #115 of 233)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
The fit was really good and the shroud wrapped around my foot well. I got a good snug fit and comfort was solid.
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9.0
October 17, 2020
The fit is similar to the rest of the Kyrie and everything felt really nice and snug once I was laced up.
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Durability of the Nike Kybrid S2:

User Durability Rating: 9.0 (ranks #50 of 233)
10 - Amazing
4
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1

Outdoor of the Nike Kybrid S2:

Expert Outdoor Rating: NA 
User Outdoor Rating: 66.7 (ranks #81 of 233)
Good (100%)
3
Fair (50%)
2
Bad (0%)
1
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Width of the Nike Kybrid S2:

very narrow
1
slightly narrow
3
regular
2
slightly wide
2
very wide
1
slightly narrow
October 17, 2020
As a slightly wide footer I went up half a size.
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Size of the Nike Kybrid S2:

very small
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slightly small
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true to size
8
slightly long
1
very long
1
true to size
These run true to size.
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true to size
October 17, 2020
I'd go true to size if you don't have wide feet.
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