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Nike Kyrie Low Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$109.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
7/2018
# of Reviews:
4
Traction
8.9
Cushion
8.3
Materials
7.5
Support
8.8
Fit
8.6
Outdoor
0%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Kyrie Low:

Hot Punch
Hot Punch
No stores found
Black / Black / Black
Black / Black / Black
No stores found
White / Black
White / Black
No stores found
Dark Obsidian / Dark Obsidian
Dark Obsidian / Dark Obsidian
No stores found
Amarillo / Black
Amarillo / Black
No stores found
Black / Black
Black / Black
No stores found
Black / White
Black / White
No stores found
Atmosphere Grey / White
Atmosphere Grey / White
No stores found
University Red / Metallic Gold
University Red / Metallic Gold
No stores found
White / Wolf Grey
White / Wolf Grey
No stores found
Black / White
Black / White
No stores found

PROS:

  • Sticky traction
  • Affordable price

CONS:

  • Not a lot of impact protection

Summary of 4 Expert Reviews:

The first low-cut model of the Kyrie signature series gets good grades from sneaker reviewers. Everybody likes the sticky traction that works surprisingly well on dusty courts. The materials start off cheap and stiff, but get more comfortable after wearing them for a while and provide very good lockdown. The cushioning is very low-to-the-ground and responsive but could use a bit more impact protection. Overall, the Kyrie Low is a great all-around performer at an affordable price. This shoe is perfect for you if you are a quick guard who relies on great traction and doesn't need as much cushioning.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Kyrie Low:

The 8.4 average overall rating ranks #77 of 116 shoes overall
8.7
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 20, 2018
The package of traction, court feel, and fit make the Kyrie Low ideal for most guards and any other player not needing a wide shoe or supreme cushioning.
7.8
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
Better than the Kyrie 2 and 1, but not as good as the Kyrie 3 or 4.
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8.4
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
I really enjoyed playing in the Kyrie Low. If you don't need a lot of impact protection then this shoe is a great choice!
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8.7
RicheeKim
July 16, 2018
For $110, you will not be disappointed! The Kyrie Low is a good all-around performer and a lot of fun to play in.
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Traction of the Nike Kyrie Low:

The 8.9 average traction rating ranks #39 of 116 shoes overall
9.5
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 20, 2018
Kyrie models always have great traction, and the Kyrie Low doesn't dissapoint.
8.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
Traction isn't as good as the Kyrie 2,3 or 4 but still decent.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
Not quite on Kyrie 2 level, but still very good!
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9.0
RicheeKim
July 16, 2018
I had no slippage whatsoever! Even if the outsole picks up dust, it still bites the floor very well.
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Cushion of the Nike Kyrie Low:

The 8.3 average cushion rating ranks #81 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 20, 2018
You can't really feel the forefoot and heel Zoom Air units because of the stiff Phylon midsole. However, you get a lot of court feel and responsiveness which should be great for quick guards like Kyrie.
8.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
I couldn't really feel the Nike Zoom Air units.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
There is some compression in the heel and adequate impact protection. Other than that, you feel very low-to-the-ground and responsive.
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9.0
RicheeKim
July 16, 2018
Full-length Phylon midsole with bottom-loaded Zoom Air units in the front and heel. I have nothing to complain about!
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Materials of the Nike Kyrie Low:

The 7.5 average materials rating ranks #111 of 116 shoes overall
7.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 20, 2018
The heavily glued, canvas-style fabric took some serious break-in time.
7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
The materials are basic: Mesh, nylon, and fuse in certain high-wear areas. I experienced some splitting off on the toe box after a few toe-drags.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
The materials aren't looking great and feel cheap in hand, but they are comfortable and get the job done!
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8.0
RicheeKim
July 16, 2018
The mesh on the upper feels a lot cheaper than the material used in the regular Kyrie 4. It starts off really stiff but breaks in over time.
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Support of the Nike Kyrie Low:

The 8.8 average support rating ranks #43 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 20, 2018
The low-riding midsole and the lacing system lock you in tightly and provide solid support.
8.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
Lockdown is nothing special and the strap doesn't do a ton. But overall, support is decent for a low-cut.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
Like always in Kyrie's models, support and lockdown are amazing
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9.0
RicheeKim
July 16, 2018
No lateral movements and heel slippage was fixed by cranking down the laces in the top area.
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Fit of the Nike Kyrie Low:

The 8.6 average fit rating ranks #50 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 20, 2018
The shoe pulls nice and tight around your foot, locking everything from the midfoot forward in and down with no movement at all.
8.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
I do like the way they fit. Very similar to the Kyrie 1.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
The fit starts off a bit tight but loosens up after the break-in period.
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8.5
RicheeKim
July 16, 2018
I experienced needles when I cranked the laces in the forefoot too much. As a slight wide-footer, this is not a perfect choice.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 0% average outdoor rating ranks #98 of 116 shoes overall
no
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 20, 2018
Outdoor is a definite no on the gum bottoms.
no
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
Not recommended for outdoor use because the rubber is pretty soft.
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no
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
The super soft rubber will probably not work outdoors.
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Width of the Nike Kyrie Low:

regularly wide
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 20, 2018
Width-wise, the Kyrie Low fits true to size
slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
Definitely on the snug side.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
This shoe is pretty narrow.
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slightly narrow
RicheeKim
July 16, 2018
The Kyrie Low is narrow in the forefoot.
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Size of the Nike Kyrie Low:

true to size
Duke4005 [weartesters.com]
October 20, 2018
Length-wise, the Kyrie Low fits true to size
true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
October 12, 2018
True to size.
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
August 8, 2018
I would suggest going down half a size.
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true to size
RicheeKim
July 16, 2018
True to size like all Kyrie models.
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