Nike Zoom HypervenomX 3 Review
Finding the right pair of soccer shoes can be more difficult than it seems at first sight. There are a lot of factors that go into the decision-making process but the most important one is: are you playing outdoor or indoor soccer? If the answer is indoor soccer, then the Nike Zoom Hypervenom X 3 Pro IC might just be what you have been looking for. Featuring Nike’s trademark Zoom Air technology and a non-marking gum rubber outsole, this soccer shoe will deliver a lightweight and responsive cushioning for a powerful off-the-ground feel. Coupled with a synthetic upper and asymmetrical lacing system, this shoe will give you great ball control for your best performance.
- Lightweight construction
- Zoom Air technology
- Responsive cushioning
- Excellent traction
- Non-marking rubber outsole
- Great ball control
- Fast performance
- Lacks arch support
As with all sports shoes, grip and traction are a must-have, and when it comes to indoor courts, one of the best outsole materials is rubber. Nike made their Zoom Hypervenom X 3 Pro IC (Indoor Court) soccer shoe’s outsole of gum rubber, which is known for its non-marking quality, making it perfect for indoor courts, as it will not leave scuff marks or damage the wooden floors, and it delivers great traction on artificial grass as well. The Zoom Hypervenom X 3 Pro IC’s outsole comes with a diamond-shaped tread pattern, that adheres to the ground very efficiently and delivers superb traction and stability, not to mention good ball control.
As for durability and protection against abrasions in high-wear areas of the outsole, Nike included their Nike Grind technology in the sole unit, which makes use of recycled materials, decreasing Nike’s ecological footprint. Additionally, the Zoom Hypervenom X 3 Pro IC is very lightweight, enabling the wearer to move faster on the court without getting tired, making for great performance. The traction of this indoor soccer shoe is also great on city streets or less abrasive outdoor courts.
The Zoom Air heel unit is made up of tensile fibers, which are tightly stretched inside the pressurized air unit. These tensile fibers compress upon each footfall, cushioning the impact and they spring right back into their original shape, delivering a snappy and powerful off-the-ground feel. This delivers responsive cushioning and energy return to the wearer, delivering a fast and explosive ride. With the Zoom Air technology, soccer players are able to achieve record speed with powerful cuts and quick changes of direction for the ultimate performance on the court.
Nike’s Zoom Air technology also helps minimize the pressure put on the feet, enabling the wearer to withstand long hours on the pitch without experiencing any fatigue. Additionally, Nike included a Phylon foam insole for enhanced cushioning and support inside the shoe, not compromising its weight or responsiveness.
Synthetic is a man-made material and as such, is more forgiving when it comes to design and technology. Its positive features include durability, strength, and water resistance, making synthetic shoes last a long time. However, synthetic footwear might need some breaking in before they become fully comfortable.
Nike’s Zoom Hypervenom X 3 Pro IC is made of synthetic microfibers and mesh for breathability, and features 3D diamond-shaped texture on the forefoot, increasing ball grip and durability. This texturized forefoot enhances control over the ball, delivering a better, more precise performance.
The upper comes with an asymmetrical lacing system with Dynamic Flywire cables, that help with proper foot lockdown and stability for lateral cuts, while increasing the strike zone for more powerful attacks. For additional in-shoe comfort and breathability, Nike included a soft fabric lining, while a Neoprene collar provides a supportive, yet flexible fit around the ankles.
his soccer shoe aims to deliver lightweight cushioning, that is responsive and snappy for a fast and comfortable ride. It is a part of Nike’s Zoom Air collection, a technology, that makes use of pressurized air units to achieve its air-light cushioning. For additional underfoot support and comfort, Nike included a Phylon foam insole in the design. The synthetic and mesh upper keeps the feet dry and well-ventilated and is flexible enough to move together with the feet, enabling the wearer to move freely.
This soccer shoe is equipped with a Neoprene collar, which is supportive, yet flexible, allowing for a wide range of motion, making it easier to change directions quickly on the court. Additionally, Nike included a soft fabric lining, that helps the feet breathe and wicks away excess moisture from the foot chamber to create a healthy in-shoe environment.
The upper is made of a combination of synthetic and mesh, that keep the feet well-ventilated and securely locked into position. Synthetic is renowned for being a durable and strong material, that can withstand some beating, which makes these soccer shoes last a long time. The upper also comes with a 3D texturized pattern, that adds to its overall durability, as well as enhances ball control.
The synthetic and mesh upper together with the Dynamic Flywire cables further stabilize the feet and lock them down securely inside the foot chamber to avoid injuries.
Nike’s synthetic and mesh upper wrap comfortably around the feet, and together with the Dynamic Flywire cables help lock them down in a secure way. A Neoprene collar offers a flexible, yet supportive fit around the ankles, not limiting their movement, enabling the wearer to achieve quick cuts and changes of direction without hurting their ankles.
Additionally, Nike included a Phylon foam insole for additional support and responsiveness, without compromising the shoe’s weight. That said, if you play soccer but need something with more support due to flat feet or other conditions, this shoe might not be ideal for you.
The outsole, which is made of gum rubber, a naturally sticky material, is equipped with a diamond-shaped tread pattern, that grips to the ground very well, delivering a steady footing to the wearer. Additionally, this indoor soccer shoe will increase your control over the ball for better performance. The outsole is also non-marking, meaning that it will not leave scuff marks or damage the floors.
The synthetic and mesh upper keeps the feet locked down and secure, while the asymmetrical lacing system helps expand the striking zone for better ball control. Nike also included a Phylon foam insole for added cushioning and support for the underfoot, however, if you need more arch support, this shoe might not be for you.