The Nike Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed – Go Inside Kyrie Irving’s Budget Sneaker

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.

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed side profile

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.

Notice anything unique or unusual in this deconstruction? Let us know in the comments below.

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe zoom

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe zoom thickness

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe under pressure

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe thickness midsole

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe upper and midsole

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe tpu

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe tpu width

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe thickness

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe strobel board

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe strobel board 1

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe padding

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe outsole

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe midsole

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe midsole with zoom

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe forefoot window

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe elastic bands

Kyrie Flytrap Deconstructed Left shoe body lining

 

Source: Fastpass

3 Comments

  1. My issue with the Zoom is like, what’s the point if they’re going to make it that small? I’d think most consumers aren’t going to be swayed by a mere “Zoom” label if they can’t see anything substantial to support it.

    Trying the Kyrie Low. Bigger units front and rear, but seems like the carrier foam is too stiff to feel them out the box. Just weird that the 4 sets a new tone for the line but these off-line models don’t seem to build on that.

    1. I think the point of it is for someone to look at the outsole and go “Oh wow, this has forefoot zoom” and cop it. The vast majority of buyers won’t ever see these fastpass photos, so they will purchase it thinking they are getting a nice zoom unit, when in fact they are getting something the size of a quarter.

      Should we be upset? Well, it is $80, and price will drop constantly as it goes on sale. If the zoom unit is kinda crappy, hey, whatever. This is a nice performer for a super budget shoe.

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