Traction – After a small break-in period, the traction proved to be practically perfect on every court no matter the condition. For those of you that prefer to gear a squeak with your traction… this is your shoe.
Cushion – I wound up playing in the Hyperdisruptor much longer than I typically wear review sneakers as I was remaining adamant that they just needed “a little more break-in time” for the Zoom Air to become what I was used to. Unfortunately, that never happened. Zero responsiveness from the midsole and Zoom units made what could have been a perfect team model into one a little less desirable. Not sure if I’m the only one with this experience but feel free to share your experiences in them in the comment section.
Materials – We all know I love raw materials but if plastic is going to be used… this is how to do it. Pliable and form fitting yet still durable. Their mesh panels may not withstand the test of time but for what they are, I wouldn’t mind wearing plastic based synthetics like this more often.
Fit – They fit true to size but do run slightly narrow. A proper try on is strongly suggested, if you cannot try them on then buy at your own risk with the info provided.
Lockdown is pretty much perfect. No issues whatsoever and again, this type of Fuse is really the way to go if synthetics must be used.
Ventilation – They breathe well. Air flow isn’t restricted much and while it may not be very noticeable if this is your only pair of hoop shoes, you will notice it if you switch from one shoe to another from time to time.
Support – If you need arch support then these might not take care of your needs. There is a small TPU based internal shank but it still allows the shoe to flex in places that you might not want it to. The upper provides most of the support in terms of fit and lockdown. Think of a snugger fitting Zoom Soldier VI without the strap… that pretty much sums it up.
Overall – My only real complaint is the Zoom. Is it something that makes them awful to play it? Not at all… they’re really fun to hoop in actually, due to the impressive fit and wicked traction. Just like with most Fuse and team models, these are a great any man type of shoe… fitting each position from 1-4 easily. If these would have had the same cushion setup as the Hyperdunk 2011 or Zoom Soldier VI then Nike would have had the best overall team shoe on the market.