The Kyrie signature line from Nike has always featured some of the best traction you can find in a basketball shoe, and the Kyrie 5 is no different
The shoe features an aggressive herringbone pattern that will definitely make you stick to the floor, especially when you make lateral movements, hard cuts, and when you stop on a dime.
The Kyrie 5 also takes a step into the right direction with cushioning with Nike’s Zoom Air Turbo. The Zoom Air Turbo in the Kyrie 5 is an articulated Zoom Air that aims to provide a more comfortable and equally responsive experience. Zoom Air in the heel is also present in the Kyrie 5, thus making it a more comfortable ride compared to its predecessors.
It might not feature full length Zoom Air, but it’s definitely a setup that’s better than good enough, especially for lighter players.
Lastly, let’s talk about the fit. It’s pretty straightforward; the shoe fits true-to-size so you won’t have to worry about sizing at all. It’s worth pointing out however that the Kyrie 5 is not as easy to get into because the laces are really tough to loosen up at first due to the ½ bootie design. But when you finally get your foot in the shoe, you’ll definitely be able get an amazing fit.
Overall, the Kyrie 5 is an excellent basketball shoe that provides responsive cushioning, excellent fit, and amazing traction. It’s definitely a must-have and is one of the best basketball shoes of 2018.
If you’re interested in copping a pair of Nike Kyrie 5’s, the shoe is readily available at the Toby’s Sports Flagship store in BGC.