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Nike Kyrie 6 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$129.99
Type:
High Top
Release Date:
11/2019
Outdoor Rating:
13%
# of Reviews:
5
Traction
9.0
Cushion
8.8
Material
8.6
Support
9.0
Fit
8.6
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Amazing traction
  • Nike Zoom Turbo cushioning

CONS:

  • Runs smaller than other Kyries

Summary of 5 Expert Reviews:

The traction of the Kyrie signature series is always great, and the Kyrie 6 is no different as you get amazing stopping power in every direction. The Phylon cushioning in the heel of the Kyrie 6 feels a lot softer than in previous models and the Zoom Turbo in the forefoot has a nice bounce to it. The materials are soft, comfortable, and provide a lot of support and lockdown for quick moves and crossovers. Overall, the Kyrie 6 feels like an evolution of the Kyrie 5 with a lot of small improvements that make up a great shoe - probably the best Kyrie so far!
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Kyrie 6:

9.1
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Nike Kyrie 6 is a great shoe and an evolution of the Kyrie 5 with a few small improvements that are noticeable once you play in them.
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9.1
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
If you liked the Kyrie 4 or 5, you are going to love the Kyrie 6!
9.0
RicheeKim
For $130, I would highly recommend getting a pair of Kyrie 6's! These are one of the best performers of the year!
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8.8
The Sole Brothers
I really liked the Kyrie 6, this shoe feels and plays like a Kyrie. The only downsides are the slight bulkiness and the traction on dusty courts.
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8.0
PureKicks
We really appreciate the great traction and support and good cushioning. But fit and materials show some room for improvement.
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Traction of the Nike Kyrie 6:

9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The traction pattern has you covered in all directions and is so tacky that I never had to wipe.
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9.5
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The traction of the Kyrie 5 was already good, but this traction is a major upgrade and has you covered no matter where or in which direction you plant your feet.
9.0
RicheeKim
The multi-angle traction pattern performs freaking amazing on clean courts. On dusty courts, you will need a slight wipe from time to time. I'd rate this traction pattern #2 in the Kyrie line.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
The traction takes a few days to break in but then you get an incredible stop on clean courts. On dusty courts, you pick up dust quickly and lose a lot of traction. The outsole is also pretty hard to wipe.
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9.0
PureKicks
The super-deep grooves provide great traction on clean and even dusty courts.
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Cushion of the Nike Kyrie 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Nike Zoom Turbo in the forefoot and injected Phylon in the midfoot provide just enough bounce without sacrificing court feel or responsiveness.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The Nike Zoom Turbo gives you smooth transitions, low ride, and responsive feedback.
9.0
RicheeKim
The Nike Zoom Turbo was more pronounced than in the Kyrie 5 which I really liked. Definitely the best cushioning setup in the Kyrie line so far.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
The Phylon feels a little softer than we are used to from other Kyrie shoes. The Nike Zoom Turbo in the forefoot feels really nice and bouncy and gives you a lot of court feel.
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8.0
PureKicks
The forefoot Nike Zoom Turbo feels great but I'd wish there was another Zoom unit in the heel.
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Materials of the Nike Kyrie 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I like the textiles in the forefoot but I really love the soft genuine leather in the heel.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
The midfoot strap and extra leather along the midsole give it a 90s old school basketball vibe.
9.0
RicheeKim
I am really happy with the quality of the materials used in the Kyrie 6.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
The mesh material is very supportive, soft and comfortable. Probably the best materials of the Kyrie line.
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7.0
PureKicks
The leather ob the black colorway is nice but other colorways have a synthetic material in the heel that doesn't feel nice on foot.
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Support of the Nike Kyrie 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Support in the Kyrie 6 is pretty standard.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
360-degree traction, soft midsole, proper lockdown, an extra padded interior, and your foot sits directly on the footbed without any slippage.
9.0
RicheeKim
I never had any support issues with a Kyrie model, and the Kyrie 6 is no different.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
Strong materials and lateral caging keep your feet locked down.
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9.0
PureKicks
This is one of the most supportive shoes for guards. You really feel 100% locked down when you lace them up.
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Fit of the Nike Kyrie 6:

9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Lockdown was great and the lacing system worked well. I didn't feel like the straps did anything for me.
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9.0
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
I couldn't find a size 13.5 so I went with a 13 and after the break-in period, the shoe still felt tight but it was bearable to the point of being able to play aggressively and not feel worrisome.
9.0
RicheeKim
No dead space in the forefoot and the upper hug your feet really nicely.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
For me, the fit was perfect as it was snug and tight.
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7.0
PureKicks
The shoe starts off really tight but once the shoe breaks in the fit feels okay.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

no
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The rubber is a little soft for outdoor use.
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no
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
Outdoor players be aware: the rubber is soft
no
RicheeKim
I wouldn't recommend outdoor use.
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fair
PureKicks
I'd take them outdoors because the rubber grooves are thick and deep.
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Width of the Nike Kyrie 6:

slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
They’re fairly tight, but its the type of tight fit that I like out of my basketball shoes.
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slightly narrow
RicheeKim
Slightly snug.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
Really tight in the toe area.
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very narrow
PureKicks
Really, really tight out of the box.
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Size of the Nike Kyrie 6:

½ size small
Stanley T. [weartesters.com]
I should have gone up half a size.
½ size small
RicheeKim
Runs a little small.
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½ size small
The Sole Brothers
I went true to size, but if you have wide feet consider going up half a size.
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true to size
PureKicks
True to size.
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