The first installment of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap was a secondary signature line that was an exceptional on-court performer. Will the Nike Kyrie Flytrap II exceed its predecessor in terms of performance?
Let’s start this review off by looking at the traction. As expected of a Kyrie Irving signature shoe, the traction is extremely good. Whether you’re in an indoor or outdoor court, you’ll stick to the floor like glue. The herringbone pattern on the sole of the shoe is incredibly aggressive to keep you covered when you make hard cuts and quick stops on the court.
As for the traction pattern’s durability, you can expect them to eventually break down if you plan on consistently playing in them on an outdoor court. However, thanks to Nike’s XDR (Extra Durable Rubber), the traction pattern will do its job for a longer period without breaking down.
Cushion has always been at a minimum in Kyrie Irving’s signature shoes, and the Flytrap 2 is no different. It does feature a small forefoot Zoom unit but expect a high level of court feel and focus on responsiveness.
The Zoom unit might be small compared to units found in other signature lines from Nike, but it gets the job done. It might not be the softest cushioning experience out there, but it’s not uncomfortable either.
As for its materials, the Nike Kyrie Flytrap II is equipped with the same tech that was put into making the Flytrap 1. The shoe comes with a Phylon midsole and a knitted textile material for the upper. The materials seem standard, but its execution is what takes the cake. It’s not exactly made of premium materials, but it gets the job done, and it does it beautifully, especially considering its price point.
The Kyrie Flytrap II fits true to size, and it’s relatively snug. The shoe also features the bungee forefoot strap, like the Flytrap I, to ensure your foot’s secure within the shoe. If you like playing in basketball shoes that wrap around your feet, then you’re going to love playing in these.
To sum it all up, if you loved playing in the Flytrap I’s, the Nike Kyrie Flytrap II is a shoe that you’ll possibly love even more. Nike has managed to build on the first Flytrap’s strengths and was able to improve them without compromising the Flytrap II’s ability to be an amazing on-court performer.
With a price point of PHP 4,195, you will definitely get a bang for your buck experience in the Nike Kyrie Flytrap II.
If you’re interested in copping a pair of the Kyrie Flytrap II shown in this article or the other colorways available, make sure you visit your nearest Toby’s Sports store or check out tobys.com.
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