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Nike Kyrie 5 Review

Nike Kyrie 5
Nike Kyrie 5
Nike Kyrie 5
Nike Kyrie 5
Deals from $79.97
8.5
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$129.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
11/2018
Ranking:
Traction
8.2
Cushion
8.0
Materials
7.9
Support
9.0
Fit
8.6
Outdoor
30%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Kyrie 5:

White/Black
White/Black
in 2 shops
$79.97
$130
Black/Metallic Gold/White
Black/Metallic Gold/White
in 2 shops
$79.97
$130
Wolf Grey/Black
Wolf Grey/Black
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
University Red/White
University Red/White
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
Midnight Navy/White
Midnight Navy/White
in 2 shops
$97.49
$130
White/Black
White/Black
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
Black/White
Black/White
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
Game Royal/White
Game Royal/White
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
Light Bone/Green/Red
Light Bone/Green/Red
from Eastbay
$109.99
$130
Game Royal
Game Royal
from Eastbay
$109.99
$130
Black/Black/Black
Black/Black/Black
from Champs Sports
$130.00
Multi Color/Multi Color
Multi Color/Multi Color
No stores found
White/Cyber
White/Cyber
No stores found
Obsidian/Light Currentt Blue/Scream Green
Obsidian/Light Currentt Blue/Scream Green
No stores found
White/Deep Royal Blue/Glacier Blue
White/Deep Royal Blue/Glacier Blue
No stores found
University Red/Black/Pure Platinum
University Red/Black/Pure Platinum
No stores found
Black/Hyper Pink/Volt
Black/Hyper Pink/Volt
No stores found
Black/White Bright Crimson/Amarillo Blue Lagoon
Black/White Bright Crimson/Amarillo Blue Lagoon
No stores found
White/Multi Color
White/Multi Color
No stores found
Multi Color/Multi Color
Multi Color/Multi Color
No stores found

Summary of 9 Expert Reviews:

Pros:

Great ankle support
A lot of court feel

CONS:

Traction takes a while to break-in

Performance of the Nike Kyrie 5:

The latest shoe in the Kyrie signature series is very similar to previous shoes in the series. It focuses on support and court-feel and gives you the ability for quick crossovers and creative attacks of the basket. The new Nike Zoom Air Turbo cushioning remains firm and is clearly optimized for court feel - if you are looking for comfortable shoes with a lot of impact protection, then you won't be happy with the Kyrie 5. Overall, this is a very supportive shoe that works best for guards looking to imitate Kyrie's playing style.
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Reviews of the Nike Kyrie 5:

The 8.5 average overall rating ranks #68 of 123 shoes overall
8.2
MR FOAMER SIMPSON
February 23, 2019
The Kyrie 5 is a very solid shoe. The main pros are lockdown and court feel, cons are the cushioning of the outsole and the lacking padding of the inner material.
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7.6
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
February 11, 2019
The Kyrie 5 probably won't find its way back into my gym bag any time soon - the traction was just too bad in my pair.
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7.6
PureKicks
January 6, 2019
The Kyrie 5 is a solid shoe. The support and cushioning are great, but the traction is disappointing.
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8.7
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 6, 2019
The Kyrie 5 is a fun shoe that caters to the needs of those that play a more grounded game and require unrestricted mobility.
9.3
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
December 14, 2018
Simply put, the Kyrie 5 is a fantastic shoe for the money, and would be a fantastic shoe at any price.
8.3
Schwollo
December 14, 2018
This is a very good shoe that does everything well with great traction, fit, and decent cushioning.
8.8
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 4, 2018
The Nike Kyrie 5 offers plenty of court feel, a little bit of cushion, great lockdown and aggressive traction wrapped up in a lightweight package.
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8.8
The Sole Brothers
December 3, 2018
I love these! If you liked the Kyrie 2 or 4, then you are going to love the Kyrie 5.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
November 19, 2018
I really like the Nike Zoom Air Turbo and the Flytrap shroud. The Kyrie 5 is an upgrade over the Kyrie 4 and works best for quick players who prefer court feel over soft cushioning.
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Traction of the Nike Kyrie 5:

The 8.2 average traction rating ranks #81 of 123 shoes overall
8.0
MR FOAMER SIMPSON
February 23, 2019
The traction is still very good, but it's a step back from the Kyrie 4.
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6.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
February 11, 2019
Straight out of the box, the traction was awful. After the break-in, on some days the traction was solid, other days it was terrible. Overall, the experience was very inconsistent.
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7.0
PureKicks
January 6, 2019
For a Kyrie model, the traction is a little disappointing. Picks up a lot of dust and performance is very inconsistent.
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9.5
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 6, 2019
The traction was exceptional.
9.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
December 14, 2018
Like any sneaker, you’ll need to swipe now and then for maximum grip, but the traction is excellent right out of the box!
8.0
Schwollo
December 14, 2018
Works great on clean floors but needs ocassional wiping on dusty courts.
9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 4, 2018
The traction works well, even on the worst courts.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
December 3, 2018
The traction bites really hard on clean courts. On dusty courts, it' a little more inconsistent.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
November 19, 2018
The traction is hit and miss. In the beginning it is really slippery on dusty courts, but it gets better after breaking it in. On clean courts, the traction is great.
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Cushion of the Nike Kyrie 5:

The 8.0 average cushion rating ranks #90 of 123 shoes overall
8.0
MR FOAMER SIMPSON
February 23, 2019
The cushioning is not great, but it gets the job done. Court feel is great though.
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8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
February 11, 2019
The Air Zoom Turbo is a more low-profile version of Nike Zoom Air and provides a lot of court feel and explosiveness.
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8.0
PureKicks
January 6, 2019
Forefoot Nike Zoom Turbo sounds like a gimmick but works really well.
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7.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 6, 2019
The shoe is designed for maximum court-feel; the cushion isn’t overly bouncy, it does its job.
10.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
December 14, 2018
The Air Zoom Turbo bag is truly outstanding, and responsive from any angle. This may very well be my new favorite cushioning from Nike.
8.0
Schwollo
December 14, 2018
The new Noom Turbo is technically improved but I still prefer the softer Zoom of the Kyrie 4.
7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 4, 2018
The new Zoom Air Turbo gives a nice minimal under-foot feel while offering a fast, fluid and agile ride.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
December 3, 2018
Solid impact protection, nice heel-to-toe transition, and bouncy feel of the Nike Zoom Air in the forefoot. Overall, the setup is rather stiff and responsive like we are used to from Kyrie signature models.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
November 19, 2018
The cushioning feels very similar to the Kyrie 4. Very low-to-the-ground, responsive with great heel-to-toe-transition.
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Materials of the Nike Kyrie 5:

The 7.9 average materials rating ranks #101 of 123 shoes overall
7.0
MR FOAMER SIMPSON
February 23, 2019
I would have loved more padding inside the shoe.
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7.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
February 11, 2019
The materials are pretty much 100% mesh. They get the job done, but there are better options out there.
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7.0
PureKicks
January 6, 2019
The engineered mesh is supportive, durable, breathable but also pretty stiff.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 6, 2019
The engineered Mesh is nice, lightweight and breaks-in rather quickly
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 4, 2018
The engineered mesh takes a little to break-in but gets the job done.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
December 3, 2018
The materials don't feel premium in-hand but they get the job done!
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
November 19, 2018
The engineered mesh feels really nice and needs very little break-in time.
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Support of the Nike Kyrie 5:

The 9.0 average support rating ranks #21 of 123 shoes overall
9.0
MR FOAMER SIMPSON
February 23, 2019
No slippage, no internal movement, absolutely no dead space. I felt securely locked in at all times.
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9.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
February 11, 2019
Support is very similar to previous Kyrie models.
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9.0
PureKicks
January 6, 2019
This is probably the most supportive guard shoe currently on the market.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 6, 2019
The shoe keeps you secure on the footbed and fully locked-in.
9.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
December 14, 2018
The overall fit and lockdown are so good that the heel has nowhere to move and the collar-padding eliminates any slipping or sliding.
8.0
Schwollo
December 14, 2018
Fairly high and stiff ankle collar and firm heel counter provide good support.
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 4, 2018
The support is solid - I have no complaints.
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10.0
The Sole Brothers
December 3, 2018
Really good ankle support, very wide base and great lateral containment.
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9.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
November 19, 2018
I like the lockdown provided by the Flytrap shroud and the stability of the less-rounded outsole.
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Fit of the Nike Kyrie 5:

The 8.6 average fit rating ranks #51 of 123 shoes overall
9.0
MR FOAMER SIMPSON
February 23, 2019
The fit is really snug, but if I wear thin socks, these fit nicely.
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8.0
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
February 11, 2019
The fit provided a snug 1:1 experience but could have been a little more comfortable for me.
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7.0
PureKicks
January 6, 2019
The fit is good for narrow feet but I struggled mightily with my wider feet.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 6, 2019
This is probably one of the best locked down shoes to date.
9.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
December 14, 2018
The Kyrie 5 is really hard to get on but once the shoe is laced up, the experience is hard to beat.
9.0
Schwollo
December 14, 2018
The Kyrie 5 fits great out of the box with no heel slip or side to side movement.
9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 4, 2018
Top of my foot felt snug and secure but not restrictive.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
December 3, 2018
I love the fit of the Kyrie 5.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
November 19, 2018
A little difficult to get on, but the comfort and fit were absolutely solid for me.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 30% average outdoor rating ranks #61 of 123 shoes overall
no
PureKicks
January 6, 2019
I wouldn't recommend outdoor use because the rubber compound is extremely soft.
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no
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 6, 2019
I would suggest playing with these indoor mainly.
fair
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 4, 2018
Outdoor players will also enjoy the traction, even if it doesn’t last as long as they may want it to.
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fair
The Sole Brothers
December 3, 2018
The rubber grooves are super deep and pretty durable.
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fair
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
November 19, 2018
The rubber held up pretty well outdoors.
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Width of the Nike Kyrie 5:

slightly narrow
MR FOAMER SIMPSON
February 23, 2019
The fit is very snug.
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very narrow
PureKicks
January 6, 2019
The Kyrie 5 fits extremely snug.
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very narrow
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
January 6, 2019
Snugggg! If you have a slightly wide-foot like myself, I say go 1/2 size up to save yourself from a lack of blood flow.
very narrow
Schwollo
December 14, 2018
As a wide footer, I went up half a size to 11.5 and they fit me perfectly.
very narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 4, 2018
The Kyrie 5 fits very snug.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
December 3, 2018
A little tight at first, but the materials stretch out over time.
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slightly narrow
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
November 19, 2018
Slightly narrow, but not enough to go up half a size.
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Size of the Nike Kyrie 5:

true to size
MR FOAMER SIMPSON
February 23, 2019
Run true to size.
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true to size
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
February 11, 2019
I went true to size
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true to size
Schwollo
December 14, 2018
True to size fit but Kyries are not that fat feet friendly.
true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
December 4, 2018
True to size is what I’d go with if possible.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
December 3, 2018
Go true to size.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
November 19, 2018
The Kyrie 5 runs true to size.
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Deals from $79.97:
White/Black
White/Black
in 2 shops
$79.97
$130
Black/Metallic Gold/White
Black/Metallic Gold/White
in 2 shops
$79.97
$130
Wolf Grey/Black
Wolf Grey/Black
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
University Red/White
University Red/White
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
Midnight Navy/White
Midnight Navy/White
in 2 shops
$97.49
$130
White/Black
White/Black
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
Black/White
Black/White
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
Game Royal/White
Game Royal/White
in 3 shops
$97.49
$130
Light Bone/Green/Red
Light Bone/Green/Red
from Eastbay
$109.99
$130
Game Royal
Game Royal
from Eastbay
$109.99
$130
Black/Black/Black
Black/Black/Black
from Champs Sports
$130.00