Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Users agree that the materials that are used on the Hyperdunk X Low are of high quality.
  • All reviewers who left comments about these Nike shoes for basketball say that they fit really well.
  • The tread pattern on the outsole provides nice traction.
  • Like the Jordan CP3 11, at least one reviewer says that the Zoom units really work as they should.
  • A lot of users say that the model looks nice and neat.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The low version of the tenth Hyperdunk is not really for outdoor use according to a couple of reviewers.
  • Some reviewers warn that the Nike Hyperdunk 2018 Low may have issues with durability.
  • At least one reviewer says that while the shoe’s insole is a bit thicker than that of the Hyperdunk 2016, it does not offer much impact protection.

Bottom line

There are issues here and there, but the shoe generally delivers on the most important aspects. The Nike Hyperdunk X Low is made of high-quality materials. They’re stretchy, nice, and just neat. Because of this, fit is never an aspect that many complain about. The low-top version of Hyperdunk 2018 has Zoom and Phylon in its low-to-the-ground midsole, making it quite responsive. The pattern on its outsole provides decent traction.

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The Nike Hyperdunk X Low’s upper is made of film-backed mesh except for the midfoot and tongue, which are made of neoprene. Its dynamic lacing system is reinforced with Flywire cables in order to provide a more secure fit. The midsole is made of phylon with two embedded Zoom units, one at the forefoot and another at the heel. The full length of the rubber outsole is covered with wavy lines that provide effective traction.  

Cushion. The Hyperdunk X Low is able to provide responsive cushioning because of the Zoom Air units at the heel and forefoot. Nike Zoom Air  is one of Nike’s most celebrated technologies. It is basically a set of tightly stretched tensile fibers inside a pressurized Nike Air unit. When pressure is applied, these tensile fibers compress and then immediately spring back to deliver explosive energy returns.

Traction. The rubber outsole of this Nike basketball shoe features wavy lines that run across its full length. This setup allows the wearer to stop on a dime when needed.

Length and Width. There are not too many reviews on how the Nike Hyperdunk 2018 Low fits. To be safe, would-be purchasers are advised to just go with their usual Nike sizes. It will still be better if they are able to try this pair on in a shoe store near them.  

Lockdown. The low version of the tenth anniversary edition of the Hyperdunk series features a lace-up closure system. The shoelaces are held in place by loops, which are connected to the shoe’s Flywire cables that support the midfoot. These cables tighten the shoe’s grasp on the foot when the laces are tied.  

The upper of the Nike Hyperdunk X Low is divided into three. The forefoot and the rear area are made of mesh with film backing. This setup makes these areas breathable. The midfoot and the tongue are made of neoprene–a material that effectively enhances these Nike basketball shoes’ flexibility and fit.

These low-top basketball shoes sport a non-gimmicky monochromatic appearance. As such, they are easy to pair with common clothing items such as long and short pants. They also look good with joggers and other activewear.

The low version of the tenth Hyperdunk comes in the following colors:

  • Black/White
  • Black/White/Black
  • Court Purple/Black/White
  • Game Royal/White/Black
  • Gorge Green/Black/White
  • Team Red/Black/White
  • Team Orange/Black/White
  • University Blue/Black/White
  • University Red/White/Black
  • University Red/Midnight Navy/White/University Red
  • White/Black
  • White/College Navy
  • White/Game Royal
  • White/Team Red
  • White/University Red
  • Wolf Grey/Black/White
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