Summary

We spent 7.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The decision of Nike to use the FlyEase technology may have worked because a lot of shoe owners appreciate how easy it is to put on these Nike basketball shoes.
  • Many wearers claim that the Nike Air Precision FlyEase is good for both indoor and outdoor use because of its solid outsole.
  • Plenty of reviewers agree that this shoe model is true to size.
  • Almost all buyers love that these Nike sneakers have full-length foam as cushion.
  • A lot of purchasers praise the shoe for its breathability, which most likely is because of its mesh upper.
  • Majority of the buyers recommend this shoe to people who have difficulty using their hands.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe squeaks a lot according to a number of users.
  • A few shoe owners say these Nike basketball shoes are only good for clean courts as it easily picks up a lot of dust and becomes slippery.
  • Some wearers claim that the shoe lacks ankle support because of the straps.

Bottom line

Overall, the Nike Air Precision FlyEase is a good shoe at a great price. Many are surprised by how comfortable this Nike sneaker is. It is also considered a good performer because of its durable outsole

If you are looking for affordable Nike basketball shoes, this shoe model is the perfect choice. It is durable, comfortable, and easy to put on.

However, for long-term playing, the Air Precision FlyEase is not recommended. Heavier athletes are advised not to play in these as well. Recommended basketball shoes from Nike are the LeBron 16, Kobe AD 2018 and Zoom Kobe Protro 1.

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The Nike Air Precision FlyEase is a shoe model specially designed for athletes with disabilities. The pair may be below $100, and some are calling these basketball shoes cheap, but it promises a significant level of comfort and ease. It has Nike Air technology in the midsole, and it has good cushioning. On the upper is the FlyEase system that promises an easy entry for the foot. With only one hand, the shoe can be put on and secured swiftly.

Cushion. The responsiveness of the Nike Air Precision FlyEase comes from the full-length foam in the midsole of the shoe. It is described by the company as lightweight, and it has Nike Air technology in it for superb cushioning. The technology is basically pressurized air inside a sturdy and flexible bag.

Traction. The Nike Air Precision FlyEase has a firm and solid outsole. It promises such durability that withstands the pressures of the wearer’s multi-directional footwork.

Length and Width. The Nike Air Precision FlyEase comes in the standard width. It will be a bit tight for wide-footers but going up half a size is a quick solution. As far as the length is concerned, the shoe is true to size.

Lockdown. To securely hold the foot in place, the Nike Air Precision FlyEase has two straps: one for the midfoot and one for the ankle. The ankle strap connects to a wraparound zipper that extends up to the heel counter. This is what Nike calls the rear-entry FlyEase system. This provides convenience in getting the foot in and out of the shoe.

The upper of the Nike Air Precision FlyEase is made of mesh and foam, delivering excellent breathability to the feet. The mid-top design of the shoe promises reliable ankle support. The collar of the shoe has padding that provides comfort to the wearer.

The Air Precision FlyEase has the Nike Swoosh on both the lateral and medial sides. The strap on the midfoot has an AIR PRECISION callout. The ankle strap has the Nike logo with asterisk. The asterisk stands for the asterisk in Nike’s mission statement, which introduces this definition of athlete: “If you have a body, you are an athlete.”

The shoe has elastic shoelaces on the forefoot delivering ease of getting the foot into the shoe.

Nike CEO Mark Parker told designer Tobie Hatfield that they need to help Jeff Johnson, the first employee of Nike to suffer a stroke. Hatfield had a lot of ideas that take inspiration from doors on hinges. Johnson told him that the design should not just for him but also for everyone else who could benefit from the design.

For a few of years, Hatfield had been developing a design for those who have trouble using their hands. Then there’s teenager Matthew Walzer who has Cerebral Palsy. He posted a letter for Parker on social media, asking if Nike can help him with a basketball shoe with good ankle support that he can wear to college. Because of Walzer, the FlyEase technology came to life and debuted on July 2015.

The Nike Air Precision FlyEase comes in the following colorways:

  • Black/White/Anthracite-University Red
  • Black/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