Nike Kyrie Low Performance Review

After putting about 20 hours in to the Nike Kyrie Low I finally have a performance review for you all. Here are my thoughts.


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For the first time ever we have a Kyrie model with heel and forefoot cushioning. Well, heel and forefoot Zoom Air cushioning to be exact.

My pair was a bit stiff to start and remained that way, unfortunately, but I have tried on a friend’s pair (black/white colorway) and his felt awesome underfoot. I’m not sure if there are inconsistencies between pairs or not (wouldn’t surprise me if there were) but for whatever reason my pair never provided me with that awesome Zoom Air feeling underfoot that I love.

The materials and fit were solid — pretty much what you’d come to expect from a Kyrie model. However, the best part was that this shoe is a low top. While I have enjoyed the mid versions of Kyrie’s shoes, nothing beats a good low top and this shoe took care of that for me without issue.

Lockdown was solid but durability, on my pair at least, wasn’t the best; the toe rubber is beginning to peel away from the upper material a bit.

For a much more in-depth written review check out Duke4005’s Nike Kyrie Low Performance Review.

If you’ve played in the Nike Kyrie Low yourself I’d love to hear your thoughts on the shoe in the comment section below. Was your Zoom Air experience better than mine? Has your pair had any issues with durability?

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One Comment

  1. Picked up a mesh pair likewise, being curious how it fares against the Uncle Drew version. Much better imo. The Uncle Drew has a stiff tongue and just doesn’t come together as nicely, with some pinching at that. I also had to go half-size up in that pair because of length. And yeah, maybe it’s production inconsistency but the mesh pair also rode a bit better.

    Waxed laces actually does way better against the velcro. Overall, yeah, not for everyone, but a straightforward, rounded outsole offering for those who like it. The mesh pair definitely made the Low grow on me, especially since the 4 can feel annoyingly short over extended wears.

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