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Nike Zoom Live 2017 Review


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Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$99.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
1/2017
Outdoor Rating:
25%
# of Reviews:
2
Traction
8.5
Cushion
8.0
Material
9.0
Support
9.0
Fit
9.0
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

PROS:

  • Great bang for the buck
  • Good all-around performer

CONS:

  • Not ideal for big guys

Summary of 2 Expert Reviews:

The Nike Zoom Live is the successor to the Nike Hyperlive and, at a retail price of only $100, it is one of Nike's most affordable shoes. Even though the price is really cheap, the Nike Zoom Live outperforms a lot of the more expensive signature models. This shoe concentrates on the basics and gets them right: Good traction that works even on dusty courts, comfortable Zoom Air cushioning in the forefoot, combined with a well-fitting and supportive upper. If you are looking for an affordable low-top for guards, then you can't go wrong with this shoe!
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Zoom Live 2017:

8.8
The Sole Brothers
A really nice shoe, I enjoyed playing in it a lot. This should have been the Kyrie 3. Guards - you will love it!
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8.6
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Taking the $100 price tag out of the equation, the Nike Zoom Live 2017 stands up against Nike’s higher priced models and outshines them. If you’re a fan of low tops then you’ll likely be a fan of these.
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Traction of the Nike Zoom Live 2017:

8.0
The Sole Brothers
Even on dusty courts, the traction is decent. On a clean court, it's really, really good.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The traction straight up kills it on most courts and conditions without issue.
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Cushion of the Nike Zoom Live 2017:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
I love the feeling of the top-loaded Zoom unit in the forefoot.
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7.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
When surrounded with the right kind of Phylon, Zoom Air thrives — and that’s exactly what we have here.
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Materials of the Nike Zoom Live 2017:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
The material is really soft and feels like a woven textile upper. No break-in time required.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Mesh, nylon, and a bit of fuse in high-wear areas. Simple, comfortable, and straight to the point.
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Support of the Nike Zoom Live 2017:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
Materials are sturdy and provide good protection.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Basic at its core, yet very effective.
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Fit of the Nike Zoom Live 2017:

9.0
The Sole Brothers
There is no dead space and the fit is really good.
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9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Containment is solid and heel lockdown is fantastic thanks to the strap.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

fair
The Sole Brothers
Rubber is hard and pretty thick, so might work outdoors.
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no
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Outdoor players might not receive long-lasting traction because the rubber is a bit soft.
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Width of the Nike Zoom Live 2017:

regularly wide
The Sole Brothers
Normal width.
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regularly wide
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Wide footers might be fine going true to size once the upper breaks in.
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Size of the Nike Zoom Live 2017:

true to size
The Sole Brothers
Go true to size.
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true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The Zoom Live 2017 fits true to size
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