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Nike Mama Fury Review

Nike Mama Fury
Nike Mama Fury
Nike Mama Fury
Nike Mama Fury
7.0
Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$99.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
8/2020
Traction
6.0
Cushion
6.5
Materials
7.5
Support
8.0
Fit
7.0
Outdoor
50%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Mama Fury:

8 likes
Black / University Gold / University Red
Black / University Gold / University Red
from DICK's
$99.99
4 likes
White / Pure Platinum / White / Wolf Grey
White / Pure Platinum / White / Wolf Grey
in 5 shops
$99.99
6 likes
Black / White / Smoke Grey
Black / White / Smoke Grey
in 4 shops
$99.99
4 likes
Cool Grey / Wolf Grey
Cool Grey / Wolf Grey
from DICK's
$99.99
17 likes
University Red / Gym Red
University Red / Gym Red
from DICK's
$99.99
4 likes
Deep Royal Blue / Hyper Blue
Deep Royal Blue / Hyper Blue
from DICK's
$99.99
3 likes
Midnight Navy / Ashen Slate
Midnight Navy / Ashen Slate
from DICK's
$99.99
8 likes
White / Field Purple / Amarillo / Light Solar Flare Heather
White / Field Purple / Amarillo / Light Solar Flare Heather
from Eastbay
$100.00
12 likes
Black / Psychic Purple / Lemon Venom
Black / Psychic Purple / Lemon Venom
from Eastbay
$100.00

Summary of 2 Expert Reviews:

Pros:
Nice design for a budget model
Cons:
Firm cushioning offers no impact protection
Traction doesn't work on lateral cuts

Performance of the Nike Mama Fury:

How does Kobe's latest budget model perform? The Mamba Fury is very similar to the Mamba Focus and features the same traction pattern. Unfortunately, that's not a good thing as the traction doesn't perform very well - especially on hard lateral cuts. The cushioning is super minimal and gives you almost no impact protection. The only good thing is that you get a lot of court feel. The materials are pretty standard for a budget model and get the job done. Support and lockdown are good thanks to the snug fit and the lateral outrigger. Even for $100, the Mamba Fury is not recommended. Spend a little more for a signature sneaker like the PG4 or get a better budget sneaker like the Lebron Witness 4 at the same retail price.
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Reviews of the Nike Mama Fury:

The 7.0 average overall rating ranks #138 of 138 shoes overall
7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
September 1, 2020
I didn't get to play in these and I do like the design and the colorways, but for only $10 more you can get the PG4 with a much better cushioning and more premium materials.
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
September 1, 2020
Don't get it! My feet hurt a lot because of the super minimal cushioning. The traction isn't good, the materials are meh and you can get much better shoes - even at a budget price of $100.
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Traction of the Nike Mama Fury:

The 6.0 average traction rating ranks #135 of 138 shoes overall
6.0
The Sole Brothers
September 1, 2020
On an outdoor court, the traction wasn't good on really hard lateral cuts. The pattern is the same as on the Mamba Focus, which had horrendous traction on my indoor court.
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Cushion of the Nike Mama Fury:

The 6.5 average cushion rating ranks #135 of 138 shoes overall
7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
September 1, 2020
The Phylon cushioning doesn't feel great underfoot and I really don't like the tiny Nike Zoom rectangle in the forefoot.
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6.0
The Sole Brothers
September 1, 2020
The cushion is absolutely horrendous. The very stiff Phylon doesn't provide any impact protection at all. The only good thing is that you get a lot of court feel.
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Materials of the Nike Mama Fury:

The 7.5 average materials rating ranks #126 of 138 shoes overall
7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
September 1, 2020
The materials are super basic but should get the job done.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
September 1, 2020
The textile upper material conforms to your feet very well and offers a lot of support. The tongue is made of a well-ventilated Mesh but the padding is very minimal. For $100, you can't complain about the materials, but they are not super nice.
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Support of the Nike Mama Fury:

The 8.0 average support rating ranks #104 of 138 shoes overall
8.0
The Sole Brothers
September 1, 2020
No issues with the support and lockdown. Lateral containment and stability are good thanks to the sharp outrigger.
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Fit of the Nike Mama Fury:

The 7.0 average fit rating ranks #128 of 138 shoes overall
7.0
The Sole Brothers
September 1, 2020
The materials are thin and minimally padded. The fit is super narrow and my feet fell asleep multiple times.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 50% average outdoor rating ranks #52 of 138 shoes overall
fair
The Sole Brothers
September 1, 2020
The rubber doesn't seem to be super durable as some of the pattern is fraying off. But that's pretty much normal wear and tear you experience on outdoor courts.
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Width of the Nike Mama Fury:

very narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
September 1, 2020
Very narrow!
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very narrow
The Sole Brothers
September 1, 2020
Super freaking narrow. I got the needles and my feet fell asleep multiple times!
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Size of the Nike Mama Fury:

½ size large
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
September 1, 2020
The Mama Fury runs a little long.
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½ size large
The Sole Brothers
September 1, 2020
Runs a little long.
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Black / University Gold / University Red
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University Red / Gym Red
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