Nike Kyrie Flytrap Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$79.99
Type:
Mid Top
Release Date:
3/2018
Outdoor Rating:
100%
# of Reviews:
5
Traction
 
8.3
Cushion
 
6.8
Material
 
8.3
Support
 
6.8
Fit
 
6.5
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

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PROS:

  • Good traction
  • Works well outdoors

CONS:

  • The fit is very weird
  • Little impact protection

Summary of 5 Expert Reviews:

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:

8.2
The Sole Brothers
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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7.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
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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7.4
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
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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6.8
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
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.
6.7
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Is it worth your $80 bucks? I don’t think so.
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Traction of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
Awesome stopping power and dust wasn't a big problem because of the wide traction pattern.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction is very good on lateral moves, but I had problems with the straight-line stopping power.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Works well on well-maintained courts, but I had problems on old and dusty courts.
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8.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The traction is the best aspect of the Kyrie Flytrap and comes very close to the original Kyrie 4.
9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The traction on the Kyrie Flytrap is excellent
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Cushion of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

7.0
The Sole Brothers
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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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The cushion in the Nike Kyrie Flytrap is about as minimal as it gets.
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6.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The Zoom bag found here is comically small and provides very little impact protection. The wafer-thin Phylon insole doesn't help much either.
7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The Phylon cushion setup isn't horrible.
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Materials of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
The material is super thin, very comfortable, and doesn't require any break-in period.
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8.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The basic materials feel light and comfortable and get the job done.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I was pleasantly surprised by the thin woven material used on the upper material.
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7.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The mesh-like knit provides a lot of support and containment.
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Support of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
There were no issues with support, lockdown, and stability.
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7.0
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I am not a big fan of the burrito style tongue, but lockdown and support are still decent.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The support in the shoe is adequate overall.
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7.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The Flytrap’s ankle support isn’t necessarily bad, just not very comfortable or confidence-inspiring.
5.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The support was slightly below OK.
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Fit of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
The fit of this shoe was off in our regular sizes. Think about going down at least half a size.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The fit didn't work very well for me because of my narrow feet.
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6.0
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
I had to wear a second pair of socks to fill the dead space in the forefoot.
5.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Everything about the fit for me was weird.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

good
The Sole Brothers
The rubber is pretty hard and should be very good outdoors!
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good
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I like these shoes better outdoors than indoors.
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good
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
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:

slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
A lot of toe-space.
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slightly wide
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
There is a lot of dead space in the toe box.
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very wide
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
It feels like the shoe was made for wide footers.
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slightly wide
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
A lot of dead space in the toebox.
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Size of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

runs large
The Sole Brothers
Go down half a size- these are stupid long.
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true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
True to size lengthwise.
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