The Nike Kyrie Infinity, the latest addition to Kyrie Irving’s signature line of sneakers with Nike, recently dropped in Toby’s Sports. This meant that we were also finally able to feast our eyes on and play in the sneaker to give our thoughts and opinions on how well it performed on the court.
Will the Kyrie Infinity stack up to the greatness of its predecessors or will it leave us wanting more? Let’s find out.
The Kyrie signature line has always been known for their excellent traction; from the 1s to the 7s, you can expect any Kyrie shoe to grip the floor well. That’s why it’s no surprise that the Nike Kyrie Infinity’s traction is as excellent as it is.
The traction pattern/performance reminds me of the Kyrie 6, the last Kyrie shoe that I got to play a ton of games in. The Infinity grips the court extremely well and you can feel confident about its coverage. whether it’s on hardwood or painted concrete.
In terms of durability, the shoe comes equipped with Nike’s XDR outsoles so you can go ahead and play on outdoor courts with less wear-and-tear.
Cushioning has always been considered a weak point of the Kyrie line. This isn’t to say that Nike hasn’t put in the effort to work on this. Ever since Zoom Turbo was implemented in the forefoot on the Kyrie 5, I personally thought that it was the best the traction could get for the Kyrie line. And I’m glad I got proven wrong.
The Kyrie Infinity is the first shoe in the Kyrie signature line to feature a full-length cushioning set-up. It comes equipped with a large Zoom Strobel unit, a standard Zoom Air unit in the heel, encased in a phylon midsole.
This cushion set-up feels great on foot. It’s got a bouncy feel and great impact protection while maintaining the responsiveness and court feel that’s been a staple of the Kyrie line. This is definitely a huge upgrade.
The materials used to for the build of the shoe are nothing new, but their tried and have proven true so it makes sense that not much has changed. Of course, there’s textile material used on the forefoot section for flexibility, durability, and breathability.
The premium materials that I, and many others, loved on the Kyrie 6 also make a comeback in the Infinity, with synthetic leather making up a huge portion of the rear section of the sneaker. Some colorways even have suede/nubuck which adds a nice touch.
Fit and Lockdown
In terms of lockdown, Nike added Lockdown wings near the top eyelets of the shoe. These wings wrap around the upper of the shoe and it helps amplify the tightening feeling when you lace up the shoe.
As for the fit, I went true to size in the pair we got to try on and it fits fine in terms of length and width. I also would like to point that I have a bit of a dead space at the top of the forefoot. Not much of an issue while playing so I definitely wouldn’t call it a dealbreaker.
To sum it all up, we think the Kyrie Infinity is an amazing on-court performer. It’s got the great traction (as usual), a revamped cushioning system, a solid/secure fit, and high quality materials.
With a suggested retail price of P 7,095, the Kyrie Infinity stays within the sweet spot in terms of price; a high enough price to warrant its signature shoe status without being too unreasonable.
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