Thanks to the overseas team at FastPass, the Nike Kyrie Flytrap deconstructed gives us a detailed look of what is inside Kyrie Irving’s budget sneaker.
Irving’s signature sneaker line has always been known for incredible court feel at the expense of adequate cushioning (for some). As a result, it wasn’t until the fourth iteration in the line, the Kyrie 4, that Nike seemingly struck a balance between proper cushioning and court feel that the line is now known for. (You can check out the Nike Kyrie 4 deconstructed for more.)
However, it appears that the budget-friendly Kyrie Flytrap has gone back to its roots with a minimalist cushion setup, as you can see in the photo below.
There is only a tiny Zoom Air unit under the forefoot that’s 43.07mm wide and 8.20mm thick. Housed within the Phylon midsole is the standard TPU shank plate for torsional rigidity.
That being said, the Flytrap retains the court feel-focused setup that has become synonymous with the line as the foot sits about 13.23mm off the ground when the forefoot of the sneaker is compressed. Meanwhile, in the heel, the foot sits at about 20.14mm, slightly taller due to how the sneaker is constructed.
Overall, considering this is an $80 budget sneaker, the tech featured on the Kyrie Flytrap could be much worse. It has the very basic tech so essentially it’s everything you need in a sneaker and nothing that you don’t.
If you were curious to see how this shoe performed on-court check out Nightwing2303’s Nike Kyrie Flytrap Performance Reivew and AnotherPair’s review. You can compare this deconstruction to the Kyrie 1 Deconstructed and the Kyrie 3 Deconstructed.
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