Is Kyrie Irving’s Nike Kyrie 6 his best shoe yet? We hope to find out soon.
If you enjoyed the Nike Kyrie 5 then you may end up loving the upcoming Nike Kyrie 6.
Tech specs haven’t changed much, but what has been changed feels like a change for the better. Softer Injected Phylon is used for the midsole tooling, and from what we were told, it’s the same Injected Phylon that was featured on the Nike PG3. The forefoot is familiar as Nike’s Zoom Turbo makes a return appearance. It feels low to the ground with a slight spring under-foot right from my initial try-on.
Materials are very nice overall as the rear half of the shoe is genuine leather. It’s soft, plush and hugs the heel and ankle really nicely. The forefoot material is a basic textile. It feels like there is some TPU or glue infused with the textile so it’s not too soft, but it won’t require a ton of breaking in either.
Traction looks very similar to what was featured on the Kyrie 5. It’s not identical, but so far it looks and feels pretty similar.
At $130, the price did not increase between the Kyrie 5 to the Kyrie 6. Something we’re always a fan of. Materials are nicer and feel more like a 90’s signature model rather than something releasing in modern times. Every colorway may not offer the genuine leather build, but if you end up with a pair that does feature this build then you should be satisfied with the quality.
Stay tuned for the full performance review in the coming weeks. We look forward to discussing the Kyrie 6 and how it’s been handling on-court in our WearTesters Discord community.