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8.9
The "takedown" version of the Nike AlphaDunk is a very versatile performer
based on 4 expert reviews
based on 4 expert reviews

Best Suitable For:

Suitable for all players, especially big guys looking for support and comfort

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Category Performance Ratings:

Traction
8.9
Cushion
9.1
Materials
8.8
Support
8.5
Fit
9.0
Outdoor
75%

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Type:
High Top
Release Date:
9/2019
Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide
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Nike Zoom Rize Review

Pros:
Super bouncy Zoom cushioning
Very well-fitting shoe
Cons:
Slight lateral support issues in the forefoot

Performance of the Nike Zoom Rize:

The Nike Zoom Rize is a new medium-priced Team model and a takedown version of the more expensive Nike AlphaDunk. The traction works very well on clean courts, but on dusty courts, you will need to wipe from time to time. The huge 10mm Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot is super bouncy and comfortable but doesn't give you a ton of court feel. The materials start off a little stiff, but they provide a lot of lockdown and loosen up quicky. The support is great in the heel and midfoot but multiple reviewers mentioned slight issues on quick lateral cuts. Overall, the Nike Zoom Rize is a very versatile basketball shoe that performs well in all categories.
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Reviews of the Nike Zoom Rize:

The 8.9 average overall rating ranks #10 of 183 shoes overall
9.2
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 22, 2019
The Nike Zoom Rize is an outstanding shoe that works for all types of players.
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9.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
Overall, the Nike Zoom Rize is a great performer that is definitely worth the price. You get a very nice cushion setup, amazing traction, and solid support.
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8.8
RicheeKim
August 23, 2019
I would highly recommend the Nike Zoom Rize. I really loved the traction and especially the cushioning - this is the best implementation of Zoom and Phylon ever!
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8.4
The Sole Brothers
August 22, 2019
I really enjoyed playing in the Nike Zoom Rize because of the good traction and amazing cushioning. This shoe will work very well for big guys, but for my style of play, the court feel could have been a little better and the shoe was a little too bulky.
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Traction of the Nike Zoom Rize:

The 8.9 average traction rating ranks #57 of 183 shoes overall
9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 22, 2019
Very good groove spacing, and just the right amount of tread depth.
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9.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
The traction surprised me by performing much better than anticipated. It was gripping well on dirtier courts.
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9.0
RicheeKim
August 23, 2019
After the break-in period, the traction got really, really good, even on dustier courts.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 22, 2019
Really, really good on clean courts, okay on dusty courts, but you will need to wipe.
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Cushion of the Nike Zoom Rize:

The 9.1 average cushion rating ranks #30 of 183 shoes overall
9.5
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 22, 2019
The 10mm Zoom unit feels like a trampoline under your feet.
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9.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
There is a Zoom unit in the forefoot area that is encased in an injected Phylon carrier. The shoe becomes bouncier over time as the cushion breaks in. As always Zoom provides plenty of impact protection.
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9.0
RicheeKim
August 23, 2019
The giant Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot is super bouncy but you do lose a little bit of court feel.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 22, 2019
The forefoot Zoom unit reminds me of the Lebron 16 - super bouncy but court feel is not great. The foam in the heel feels great and the heel-to-toe transition is good too.
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Materials of the Nike Zoom Rize:

The 8.8 average materials rating ranks #46 of 183 shoes overall
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 22, 2019
The Mesh and synthetic materials are strong, durable, and break-in nicely.
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9.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
An engineered mesh upper provides good durability.
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9.0
RicheeKim
August 23, 2019
The materials feel a little crispy in the beginning but get softer quickly.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 22, 2019
The materials started off a little stiff but loosened up quickly.
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Support of the Nike Zoom Rize:

The 8.5 average support rating ranks #96 of 183 shoes overall
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 22, 2019
The wide base, supportive upper, and lacing system provide all the support you need.
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9.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
The upper is very supportive from the forefoot all the way back to the ankle area. The lateral outrigger and wide base of the outsole also do a great job of providing stability.
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8.0
RicheeKim
August 23, 2019
No heel slippage, great lockdown, but I experienced slight movements on the footbed on super hard cuts.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
August 22, 2019
The materials are very supportive but lateral support in the forefoot could be better.
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Fit of the Nike Zoom Rize:

The 9.0 average fit rating ranks #24 of 183 shoes overall
9.0
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 22, 2019
Really easy to customize your fit by loosening up laces in specific areas.
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9.0
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
The fit is nice and offers plenty of room for you to make adjustments.
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9.0
RicheeKim
August 23, 2019
The lacing system really hugs your feet and provides a great 1:1 fit
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
August 22, 2019
The fit is incredible for my slightly narrow feet.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 75.0% average outdoor rating ranks #43 of 183 shoes overall
good
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
Even though I didn't have the XDR outsole, it is still a thick rubber outsole. It should be good for outdoors.
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fair
The Sole Brothers
August 22, 2019
Deep grooves and hard rubber - outdoor use should be adequate.
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Width of the Nike Zoom Rize:

slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 22, 2019
Does fit snug initially but breaks-in quickly.
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slightly narrow
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
It is a bit narrow in the forefoot area.
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slightly narrow
RicheeKim
August 23, 2019
A little snug in the beginning but as a slightly wide-footer, I had no issues at all after the break-in period.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
August 22, 2019
Slightly snug fit.
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Size of the Nike Zoom Rize:

true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
August 22, 2019
True to size fit amazingly well
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true to size
MARKCHES
May 7, 2021
I went true to size.
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true to size
RicheeKim
August 23, 2019
True to size.
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true to size
The Sole Brothers
August 22, 2019
True to size.
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