Nike Kyrie Flytrap Review
All in all the Kyrie Flytrap hits Nike’s intended mark. They are good looking shoes with vibrant colorways that also incorporate a more modern, sleek, and stealthy shape. The woven cloth upper received high praise from most buyers and the additional stitching over it provided extra strength, firm flex, stability, and security. The textured Nike swoosh and the Kyrie logo also kick the shoe’s style up a notch. Many buyers like the asymmetrical burrito style tongue suggesting that it not only adds comfort but makes the shoe easier to put on and take off. Many say the burrito style tongue also helps the wearer be able to tighten the shoe to their desired level with ease. The shoe is lightweight while also delivering everything you need from a sporty basketball sneaker of this type. It has a strong but well-cushioned midsole, a modified herringbone traction sole that many reported gripping quite well.
Those who did have issues with grip suggest that wiping the soles often while playing is enough to solve the minor issue. Others suggest the shoe is better for outdoor courts. Most buyers claimed that the Nike Kyrie Flytrap fits true to size with the occasional suggestion that folks with wide feet go up a half size. Many wearers have suggested that this is the perfect basketball shoe for players with wide feet, a demographic that often feels overlooked by the sneaker industry. The shoe is stylish, lightweight, well made with cool materials and a sleek look. It provides substantial cushion and support while allowing players to play aggressively and have their expectations met when it comes to dynamic responsiveness . The whole Kyrie series has been received well, and the Kyrie Flytrap is no exception. The shoe looks sharp in every color combination and is comfortable on and off the court with the quality, durability, support, comfort and style we’ve all come to expect from NIKE.
Great For Wide Feet
Long Lasting Comfort
Traction Could Be Better
The zoom hex unit is an innovative cushioning technology that responds to the omnidirectional movements during basketball play with strong cushioning and bounce-back. This maximizes comfort by allowing the shoe to absorb shock rather than your feet. Many customers even found the Flytrap to be even more comfortable than other Kyrie models. The asymmetrical tongue was noted to be an effective way to eliminate friction and make them fit more comfortably on the foot. The decoupled heel really helps comfort as well by supporting smooth transitions to keep your movements feeling seamless.
When being worn for indoor play, the treading was reported to collect some dust, contributing to them getting slicker. But it's a simple fix with the consistent wiping of the soles during play. It may be best for a nice, newer ball court that is clean, regularly maintained and refinished. A vinyl floor or a gym that isn't super well maintained/dusty etc may not be the best court for playing in this sneaker. There are a lot of external and environmental factors that can affect traction and friction, but overall these sneakers had decent traction.
The best part is that all that stability is achieved while still delivering an incredibly lightweight shoe that is simple yet strong. The Kyrie logos and the textured Nike logo make the shoe snazzy and uniquely identified as part of the Kyrie series. The Flytrap is in good company in the Kyrie series with other shoes that hit the market with great acclaim. And the Flytrap holds it's own. It's most notable merit is that it delivers all the quality in a simple and lightweight package.
The shoe is ready to play wherever you may want to take it but many buyers suggested it's the perfect shoe for outdoor courts. And while most testers were pleased with the Flytraps overall fit and level of comfort, some suggest that it may be a better suitable shoe for players with wider feet. At the end of the day, this is a Nike sneaker through and through, as it delivers the footwear technology and design they are so well known for. This is a stellar Nike athletic shoe that will enhance your game on the courts, and cross over well off the courts.