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Deconstructed Report of Nike KYRIE 7 EP

We have described the appearance details of Kyrie 7. It has made a big change on the appearance. So what about its technical configuration? Let’s have a look at it today.


Splitting the left shoe from middle

We can see the internal structure from the side section

Separating the vamp and insole of right shoe

The vamp is covered with nylon reinforced mesh fabric. The durability is good.

The reverse side of vamp

The leather and counter improve the stability and supporting performance of shoe heel

The extended shoe heel is filled with extra foam padding.

The shoe-pad is printed with the technical information of Kyrie 7: ZOOM TURBO, COMPOSITE TEXTILE and COMPUTATIONAL TRACTION.

The surface of insole fabric is EVA.

The reverse side of insole fabric is non-woven which is printed with the information of KYRIE 7.

The ZOOM TURBO air cushion covers the whole forefoot insole.

The ZOOM TURBO air cushion is covered with dents which improve the multi-directional flexibility.

The length of EUR42.5 ZOOM TURBO air cushion is about 113.88mm.

The width of EUR42.5 ZOOM TURBO air cushion is about 83.95mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 ZOOM TURBO air cushion IS ABOUT 8.09mm.

The rear insole is printed with the product information.

The outboard of forefoot sole is shark model. It improves the lateral support.

The blue TPU covers the outside of forefoot sole. It improves the stability.

The outsole of Kyrie 7 is XDR rubber, the pattern is big and deep.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot insole and outsole is about 16.93mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 rear insole and outsole is about 21.87mm. The drop height is 4.94mm.

The parts of Kyrie 7

The insole structure of KYRIE 5 VS KYRIE 6 VS KYRIE 7

Kyrie 5

Kyrie 6

Kyrie 7

The position of air cushion is almost the same. The difference is the upwarping range.

The drop difference of KYRIE 7 is 4.94mm. It’s 2.54mm higher than KYRIE 6.

The drop difference of KYRIE 6 is only 2.4mm. It’s too flat.

Kyrie 5, Kyrie 6, Kyrie 7 uses the same ZOOM TURBO air cushion.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 Kyrie 7 IS ABOUT 269.9g. The unit weight of EUR42.5 Kyrie 6 is 421.3g. It reduces 51.4g.

The weight of KYRIE 7 vamp is about 120.6g, the weight of KYRIE 6 vamp is about 161.2g. The vamp is lighter about 40.6g. The design structure and material of vamp is the main factors of reducing weight.

Deconstructed Report
Vamp: Kyrie 7 uses knitted vamp and is covered with nylon reinforcing mesh. It has hot-melting belt to improve the overall supporting performance. The stability is good. The height of vamp is reduced, it improves the fitness. If your foot is wide and instep is high, it needs times to break-in.

Insole: Kyrie 7 uses the ZOOM TURBO air cushion of Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6. The feedback and flexibility are undoubtedly.

Overall: The shape of KRYIE 7 is more succinct, it can reduce the weight. The ZOOM Turbo air cushion is used from KYRIE 5 to KYRIE 7. It can prove that ZOOM TURBO air cushion is suitable to the playing way of KYRIE.

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Nike Kyrie 7 Performance Review

We have deconstructed the Kyrie 7 and share the technical information of Kyrie 7. Today, we want to share the performance review of Kyrie 7 with you.

Suited Court: indoor court or outdoor plastic court

Suited Players: The defenders whose weight below 85kg.

Suited Foot type: normal size, if your instep is high, it’s better to have a try before purchasing.


Will the lighter vamp effect the strength? The answer is not.

Comparing with Kyrie 6, Kyrie 7 don’t use the leather and Velcro. But the 3 layers of composite vamp can offer good supporting performance. We can feel the tenacity of vamp when making lateral movement.

It can satisfy the request of Kyrie.

Meanwhile, the green stiff material is link of insole and outsole. It increases the supporting performance of vamp.

It’s surprised the design of dynamic shoelaces. After fastening the shoelaces, it will fix the forefoot well.


Although it still uses the same Air Zoom Turbo and full-length Phylon, but it still has big difference with Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6.

The feedback of air cushion is more obvious. I can feel the feedback of air cushion obviously when putting on Kyrie 7. It doesn’t need time to break-in.

The more important part is the low center of gravity.

It not only has excellent feedback and it reduces the center of gravity.

The rear sole still uses Phylon. It’s not stiff. The cushion performance is enough for me. But it’s better not choose it if your weight is over 85kg.


Many guys doubt the abrasive resistance of Kyrie 7.

I can’t offer the exact judgement for the abrasive resistance of Kyrie 7 now. As I only play 5 basketball games till now. I haven’t found the abrasion on the outsole. And the depth of outsole is thick.

The traction performance of Kyrie 7 is reliable. It can grip the ground well.


The anti-rollover performance of Kyrie 7 is improved. As it has low center of gravity, the forefoot sole doesn’t have anti-rollover design. But it’s more stable than Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6. It can satisfy the multi-directional traction performance.

The rear outsole is wider.

Kyrie 7 don’t have built-in arch supporting plate, the internal support is not good enough. If it has a extending stiff material from the arch part like Kyrie Low 2, the anti-torsion performance will be better. If you want to play high-strength basketball games, it’s better to put an arch supporting shoe-pad in it.


Fitness of vamp: 9

Supporting performance of vamp: 8.5

Feedback of forefoot sole: 8.5

Cushion performance of rear sole: 7

Anti-torsion performance: 6

Anti-rollover performance: 8

Traction performance: 9.5

Overall Protection: 8.5

Overall supporting performance: 8.5

Overall stability: 8.5

Overall scores: 82

Overall, comparing with Kyrie 6, Kyrie 7 is a pair of shoes which is lighter, has lower center of gravity, better cushion performance and better stability, but the ani-torsion performance is reduced.

For defenders, Kyrie 7 maybe not the best choice of basketball shoes, but it’s still worthy for you to consider it.

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Unboxing and Closed Look:KYRIE 7

The Kyrie series basketball shoes are the top three NIKE basketball shoes. It has several colorways and it’s comfortable. The price is also competitive.


The shoebox design is concise, it’s printed with Kyrie’s logo.

The tag on the side of shoebox

It has the designing drafts inside.

The vamp is knit and covered with nylon reinforcing mesh, and it has the hot-melting stripes to improve the supporting performance.

The knitted vamp is covered with nylon reinforcing mesh, and it has hot melting tape to improve the overall supporting performance.

It cancels the Velcro and uses 4 pieces of plastic buckles to cover the vamp.

The unique shoe lacing holes and Kyrie logo is special.

It has Swoosh logo on the side of vamp. The mesh fabric footwear upper reduce the weight.

It’s said that the eye color on the shoe heel is different if the colorway is different.

The shoe heel insole uses groove design, it will deform when stressing to improve the comfort level.

HIS LEGACY IS GOING TO LIVE ON FOREVER is in honour of Kobe Bryant. It’s to continue the Mamba spirit.

The integrated outsole has a big Kyrie logo on the arch position.

The left shoe head is ELIZABETH, the name of Kyrie’s mother.

The right shoe head is AZURIE, the name of Kyrie’s daughter.

It has 7 shark teeth shape on the forefoot sole. It means Kyrie 7.

ZOOM TURBO is the cushion technology of Kyrie 7.

The new knife shape pattern is big and deep. It’s easy to get stuck the small stones.

The inner side of outsole has upturning design.

It has Kyrie mark on the shoe heel.

XDR rubber

The shoe-pad is printed with ARTICULATED ZOOM multidirectional separated ZOOM, which is also used in Kyrie 5 and Kyrie 6.

The composite textile vamp

The computational traction pattern has good traction performance.

It’s better not to take off the shoe-pad, as the glue is strong.

The length of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is 274mm.

The width of EUR42.5 forefoot shoe-pad is 95.05mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 4.9mm.

The EVA insole fabric

Kyrie 7 VS Kyrie 6

Kyrie 7

Kyrie 6

Kyrie 7 uses multi-layer composite vamp. The inner side of outsole has upturning design to improve the supporting performance and protection. The structure is succinct.

Kyrie 7 cancel the lace up, it uses several pieces of TPU to reinforce the vamp.

The outside TPU of Kyrie 7 forefoot vamp cooperate with the rubber outsole to improve the lateral supporting performance.

Kyrie 7 uses mesh fabric and leather on the upper and shoe heel.

The height of Kyrie 7 is increased.

The outsole pattern of Kyrie 7 is big and rough.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 Kyrie 7 is 369.9g, and the unit weight of EUR42.5 Kyrie 6 is 421.3g. It’s lighter about 12%.


The appearance of Kyrie 7 is more succinct. It doesn’t have complicated design. It keeps some previous design, but also has obvious change.

The pull-tab of shoe heel is useful. It’s convenient to put on and take off. The fitness and stability is good. The shoe upper uses textile material, it’s a little soft.

We can feel the resilience of forefoot ZOOM Air cushion. It reduces the center of gravity. We will test it to see the actual performance.