Summary

We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The majority of people who purchased the Nike Air Max Infuriate Mid recommend this shoe. In fact, there is one who repurchased since he is very pleased with the shoe.
  • Testers who have tried balling in these Nike basketball shoes describe them as “underrated.”
  • A tester notices that the translucent outsole lasts longer than the rubber outsole. However, the shoe works well on both indoor and outdoor courts. The 11th Michael Jordan signature shoes rings a bell with this performance.
  • Although the outsole needs some break-in time, many still say that the shoe has a good grip and stopping power.
  • Many say that these mid-top basketball shoes are very supportive. One reviewer says, “It provides tremendous support to my back heel and gives me sideways movement without rolling my ankles!”
  • Most users find the shoe comfortable. Even when worn right out of the box, a user says that “it feels natural on my feet.”
  • One player appreciates that these Nike sneakers are wide enough to have room for inserts. Shoes like these and the Curry 6 from Under Armour are loved by wearers for allowing orthotics.
  • A lot of purchasers love its look; adding that the shoe has good style and can be worn casually.
  • The Nike Air Max Infuriate Mid is easy to clean, says a commenter. Simply after wiping them, the shoe looked brand new.
  • The extra padding around the ankle adds comfort and helps clamp the collar to the ankle.
  • Several players are happy with the Max Infuriate’s fit, saying that it felt like a glove over their feet and that shoes fit very snug.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A common complaint that users usually share about the Nike Air Max Infuriate Mid is that its cushioning is not very sufficient, especially at the forefoot area.
  • A few wearers experience slight discomfort with the shoe’s upper. They say, however, that the pain goes away after some time when the Nike shoes have already been broken in.
  • Before the shoe’s traction can perform at its maximum level, some testers agree that the outsole needs to be broken in since the rubber is quite hard.
  • A couple of users say that they experience a little heel slippage.

Bottom line

Overall, the shoe is a very solid performer; it caters to most of the players’ needs. These affordable shoes for basketball are said to be responsive and has a ton of court feel. It also offers grippy traction, great support, and good enough cushion.

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First released as a low, the mid-top version features the same techs as its predecessor such as the Air Max 180 unit at the heel, herringbone and diamond pattern tread combo, and Flywire on the midfoot. This time, however, ankle protection is an added value.

Cushion. The Air Max Infuriate Mid features an Air Max 180 unit at the heel, providing optimal impact protection for the player. This technology calls for a large-volume polyurethane pouch filled with dense gases, inserted into the heel part of the midsole.

A Phylon midsole houses the Air unit, thinning out into the forefoot to provide the shoe responsiveness and court-feel. The shoe’s base is wide while an added outrigger helps with the footwear’s stability.

Traction. As with the low-top version, the Nike Air Max Infuriate Mid has a widely-spaced herringbone pattern on the outer sides of the forefoot, and a diamond pattern from the inner forefoot to the heel. The outsole rubber is safe for both outdoor and indoor use.

Length and Width. The shoe fits true to size. However, there is extra volume at the Max Infuriate’s forefoot and the upper material is able to stretch. Hence, wide-footers can be accommodated. For narrow-footers, you may want to go half a size smaller.

Lockdown. Secure lockdown is achieved through the shoe’s Flywire, padded collar, and snug upper. The midsole also helps as it extends past the heel to form an external heel cup. These features work together to ensure no movements within the shoe.

The shoe’s upper utilizes a lightweight textile mesh with fuse overlays. Flywire is integrated into the Max Infuriate Mid’s lacing system. A flexible Phylon foam and the Air Max 180 unit make up the shoe’s midsole. And depending on the model, either a translucent or a solid rubber is used on the outsole.

The Nike Swoosh is found on the outsole, the medial forefoot, and the lateral heel. On the tongue is an “Air Max Infuriate” callout.

These Nike basketball shoes are simple enough to rock on and off the court. They are available in two main colors: black and white. However, there are other colorways that play with these two colors.

  • Black/Black/Gum
  • Black/Oreo/Carolina Blue
  • Triple Black
  • Triple White
  • White/Black
Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com