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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.