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Nike Kyrie Flytrap

Released 3/2018, Mid Top, Kyrie Irving, 
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7.3
EXPERT RATING
5 reviews
7.8
USER RATING
7 ratings
The most affordable Kyrie model of all time

Best Suitable For:

Works well for wide-footers or if you are looking for a cheap outdoors shoe

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Available at 1 shop | Official Retail Price: $79.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (5)
User Ratings (7)
Traction
8.3
Cushion
6.8
Materials
8.3
Support
6.8
Fit
6.5
Outdoor
100%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
NA
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Nike Kyrie Flytrap Review

Pros:
Good traction
Works well outdoors
Cons:
The fit is very weird
Little impact protection

Performance of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

At an incredible retail price of only $80, the "Flytrap" is Kyries most affordable basketball shoe so far. But does it perform like a true signature model? Reviewers agree that the traction is by far the best aspect of this shoe. One reviewer even suggests that the Kyrie 4 should use the outer sole of this budget model. Unfortunately, the cost-cutting is very obvious in the setup of the cushioning which comes with a tiny Zoom bag and thin Phylon insole. Other performance aspects of the Kyrie Flytrap are very basic but mostly get their jobs done. Most reviewers would rather spend $40 more and go for the Kyrie 4, but the Flytrap might work well for wide-footers or if you are looking for a cheap outdoors shoe.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

Expert Rating: 7.3 (ranks #234 of 238)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
3
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.2
March 25, 2018
This is by far the cheapest signature model on the market but it's still a very good performer. We enjoyed it a lot!
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Considering that the Kyrie Flytrap is a budget model it gets the job done, but it's nothing spectacular. Save some extra money and get the Kyrie 4.
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Not a bad shoe for $80, but I would opt for discounted Kyrie 4s — unless you happen to have a wide foot.
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I can't recommend the Kyrie Flytrap from a performance standpoint. The Flytrap feels so cheap that it doesn’t even feel like it was made by Nike.
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Is it worth your $80 bucks? I don’t think so.
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User Reviews of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

User Rating: 7.8 (ranks #203 of 238)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
December 29, 2022
Good shoe to play in especially outdoors. It's mainly for guards, it focuses on response than impact protection
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7.8
February 22, 2022
Great for wide footers and this is the only shoe that the traction got worse each time i played in it.
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7.4
April 26, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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7.8
November 29, 2021
User didn't add a summary.
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7.0
March 30, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.3 (ranks #154 of 238)
User Traction Rating: 8.3 (ranks #159 of 238)
10 - Amazing
2
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
6
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 25, 2018
Awesome stopping power and dust wasn't a big problem because of the wide traction pattern.
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The traction is very good on lateral moves, but I had problems with the straight-line stopping power.
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Works well on well-maintained courts, but I had problems on old and dusty courts.
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The traction is the best aspect of the Kyrie Flytrap and comes very close to the original Kyrie 4.
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The traction on the Kyrie Flytrap is excellent
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Cushion of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

Expert Cushion Rating: 6.8 (ranks #232 of 238)
User Cushion Rating: 7.4 (ranks #190 of 238)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
7
6 - Subpar
2
5 - Poor
0
7.0
March 25, 2018
The Phylon cushioning isn't great but a lot softer than the extremely hard cushioning of the Kyrie 2 and 3.
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The cushion in the Nike Kyrie Flytrap is about as minimal as it gets.
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The Zoom bag found here is comically small and provides very little impact protection. The wafer-thin Phylon insole doesn't help much either.
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The Phylon cushion setup isn't horrible.
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Materials of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

Expert Materials Rating: 8.3 (ranks #116 of 238)
User Materials Rating: 7.6 (ranks #193 of 238)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
4
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
0
9.0
March 25, 2018
The material is super thin, very comfortable, and doesn't require any break-in period.
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The basic materials feel light and comfortable and get the job done.
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I was pleasantly surprised by the thin woven material used on the upper material.
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The mesh-like knit provides a lot of support and containment.
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Support of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

Expert Support Rating: 6.8 (ranks #233 of 238)
User Support Rating: 8.6 (ranks #135 of 238)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
5
7 - Average
3
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
1
8.0
March 25, 2018
There were no issues with support, lockdown, and stability.
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I am not a big fan of the burrito style tongue, but lockdown and support are still decent.
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The support in the shoe is adequate overall.
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The Flytrap’s ankle support isn’t necessarily bad, just not very comfortable or confidence-inspiring.
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The support was slightly below OK.
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Fit of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

Expert Fit Rating: 6.5 (ranks #237 of 238)
User Fit Rating: 7.9 (ranks #190 of 238)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
2
8.0
March 25, 2018
The fit of this shoe was off in our regular sizes. Think about going down at least half a size.
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The fit didn't work very well for me because of my narrow feet.
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I had to wear a second pair of socks to fill the dead space in the forefoot.
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Everything about the fit for me was weird.
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Durability of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

User Durability Rating: 8.7 (ranks #105 of 238)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 100.0 (ranks #31 of 238)
User Outdoor Rating: 91.7 (ranks #30 of 238)
Good (100%)
8
Fair (50%)
1
Bad (0%)
0
good
March 25, 2018
The rubber is pretty hard and should be very good outdoors!
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good
I like these shoes better outdoors than indoors.
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I should note that taking the Kyrie Flytrap outdoors was awesome as it gripped the blacktop nicely.
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Width of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

very narrow
1
slightly narrow
1
regular
4
slightly wide
3
very wide
2
slightly wide
March 25, 2018
A lot of toe-space.
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slightly wide
There is a lot of dead space in the toe box.
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very wide
It feels like the shoe was made for wide footers.
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slightly wide
A lot of dead space in the toebox.
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Size of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

very small
1
slightly small
0
true to size
5
slightly long
2
very long
1
runs large
March 25, 2018
Go down half a size- these are stupid long.
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true to size
True to size lengthwise.
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