Nike Kyrie 5 Performance Review

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The Boston Celtics got one last practice in before their 2018-2019 NBA season opener against the Philadelphia Sixers, with star point guard Kyrie Irving debuting his upcoming signature shoe, the Nike Kyrie 5. Kyrie 5,the pinnacle of the Kyrie series;The strongest weapon of  Pierre Jackson, in the CBA arena.Jackson said that it is perfect shoes ,But how about the performance ?

We will check the performance.

The Kyrie 5 features some of the signature details such as the extended outsole that wraps up the midsole that tends to Irving’s low-to-the-ground tendency,It is look cool and seems upgrade compare with last model.

The  Nike Kyrie series released in 2014 made up for the gap in the Nike low-end price signature shoes at that time. With low price and stable performance, this shoes  occupied the market quickly and has been popular .Kyrie Irving now as the brand  superstar of Nike,Nike have to designed a  best shoe for him. The design focuses on the flexibility, responsiveness, grip, etc. required by the backcourt players.

We look at whole series of Kyrie shoes, there are different performance and focusing point.

Nike Kyrie 1: Forefoot Zoom Air,  with 360 degree dynamic grip , Hyperfuse upper.
Nike Kyrie 2: With cushioning Zoom Air, curved outsole design, with vamp straps.
Nike Kyrie 3: With cushioning Zoom Air, outsole curved surface design and forefoot independent grip module, front foot beam design combined with Flywire flying line.
Nike Kyrie 4: With Zoom Air cushioning Zoom, outsole curved surface design and unique groove pattern, forefoot Flywire flying line.


The Nike Kyrie series is not very demanding on cushioning and emphasizes response and flexibility at a limited cost. But because of the special curved outsole that I used since Nike Kyrie 2, Zoom Air had to move to the heel position. In addition, the Nike Kyrie series is constantly improving the cladding system to improve the wrapping and support.


The most different is the cushioning  upgraded .Based on the traditional Zoom Air, the Nike Air Zoom Turbo air cushion increases the groove pattern in all directions while ensuring sufficient air cushion capacity. These groove patterns allow the Zoom Air to be more easily bent in all directions without reducing the capacity and without reducing the area, but increase the flexibility of the foresole.



For the performance of this shoe , I felt all of part of shoe are enjoying the game .


For the material of  Kyrie 5 , a new Flytrap lockdown system, resembling a mid-foot shroud that extends from the medial side also got our attention .Designer Nethongkome said that the Flywire technology can closely fit the feet with the Nike Air Zoom Turbo, expanding the rebound of the forefoot of the feet. In pursuit of perfect, it also enhances comfort when we playing. As the Nike Air Zoom Turbo further increases flexibility, try to ensure a sufficient sense of wrapping.

For the supporting : The supporting actually great .Compare with the Kyrie 4, I like this one very much .The geometric pattern comes from the Fatima hand on kyrie’s left arm. It is essentially the same as the curved outsole of previous generations. The geometric pattern brings more flexibility, which makes it easy to bend the outsole and increase the flexibility of the forefoot too. For Kyrie, a player who often makes a very large change, it is undoubtedly guaranteed the stability of the Kyrie 5’s sole.


For the traction : Actually it is followed the Kyrie 4 . We can expect a stretch of energetic and inspired colorway concepts that made the Kyrie 4 a constant in the sneaker headlines. This type of coverage worked really well on a variety of courts and conditions. Although the outsoles started off a bit slick the first couple of nights it is the same with Kyrie 4, I mean the performance also the same too .



I love when traction patterns are aggressive yet traditional; this one mixes a little bit of the old with a little bit of the new.That made wiping the outsoles something that wasn’t required very often.


The new lace system also  structure with the new lacing method is obvious. Compared to the strap design used by the Nike PG 1, the Flytrap is larger and more reliable. Compared to traditional straps, Flytrap is more flexible, just like the “Flyrus” used by Nike Kyrie 5 has three lace holes, and it is very easy to add or reduce a shoelace hole for other shoes. This design can also be easily applied to other shoes, such as the Nike PG series.

Overall, The new form of Zoom Air  which more  flexibility to be compared with other Zoom Airs  shoes , and its built-in usage is almost the same as that of the traditional Zoom Air. It is easy to help the series to be updated.

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