Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Nike’s decision to use Flyknit on the upper might have worked because many wearers commented that the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit really feels comfortable. This is why users are a llittle disappointed that Nike did not implement Flyknit on the tenth-anniversary model of the Nike Hyperdunk line.
  • The majority of reviewers express their willingness to recommend this product to friends and family who also love to play basketball.
  • Some reviewers say that the React technology used on these Nike basketball shoes provides the expected level of responsiveness and cushioning, saving the wearer time and a lot of energy.
  • A good number of wearers give this shoe model high overall satisfaction scores.
  • Some reviewers just love how this high-top basketball shoe looks, saying that it boosts their confidence on and off the court.
  • A lot of wearers just love the traction of this model from Nike. It is as good as Chris Paul’s 11th signature shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • There were a few reviewers who mention that the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit needs time to break in.
  • Some buyers feel that this shoe is a bit too expensive. 

Bottom line

The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit is definitely not one of the cheapest basketball shoes on the shelves today, but the price is easily justified by the goodness that it brings. Some wearers notice that this model provides just the right amount of responsiveness, enhancing their running efficiency and their overall performance in the game.

The Flyknit technology used on the upper is said to provide high levels of comfort. When it comes to style, this shoe does not fall short because there are buyers who love how this React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit looks on their feet.

For more, check our guide to the best basketball shoes

Facts

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Video reviews and unboxing

With nine years of history behind it, the 2017 version of the Hyperdunk debuted on the feet of Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green in June. This release from the Hyperdunk line features the newly developed React technology that provides a springy response to even moderate amounts of energy inputs.

To provide high levels of comfort, the upper uses the Flyknit technology that is said to hug the foot like a sock. Stability and safety is ensured  by the shoe model’s use of a well-thought-of traction pattern that maps and supports the foot’s major pressure points.

Responsiveness. The Nike React technology is among the most recent foam innovations from the company, and the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit is among the very first shoes to use it. Its creators envisioned it to be both light and durable, which, by the way, are descriptions that usually can’t be used together to describe foam. The technology went through 2000 hours of basketball testing, which only proved the technology’s ability to provide a stable, springy, and sustainable response.

Traction. The outsole of the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit has a traction pattern that is based on data collected and analyzed in Nike’s research labs. This traction pattern maps and supports the foot’s pressure points, ensuring a much more efficient and stable ride for the wearer.

Length and Width. The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit comes in the standard width, so many reviewers believe that there shouldn't be any problem with fit. 

Lockdown. As if the sock-like fit of the Flyknit is not enough, this shoe also has a lacing system that wearers can use to adjust to the desired snugness. There are also Flywire cables that are integrated into the design of the shoe to provide a more secure hold.

Debuting in 2012, the Flyknit is the fruit of an ambitious effort to achieve durability and sock-like comfort. Nike’s engineers and programmers took four years to perfect the technology. This technology’s inclusion in the design of the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit makes possible a lightweight and comfortable pair of kicks that can withstand the harsh beatings on the court.

The high-top design of  the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit provides high levels of ankle support, making it an ideal partner for jumpings and landings. It features a largely monochromatic colorway that is easy to the eye. The sock-like fit of the Flyknit upper gives the shoe a neat silhouette. As a prominent reminder of the quality that it offers, the shoe sports an embroidered Swoosh on its lateral side.

The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit is available in tonal hues.

  • Black/Chrome
  • Cargo Khaki/Cargo Khaki ‘Cargo Khaki’
  • Cool Grey/Black ‘Cool Grey’
  • Multi/Blue/Black ‘Royal Blue’
  • Multi-Color/Multi-Color-Black ‘Multicolor’
  • Sail/Chrome
  • University Red/Reflective Silver
  • White/Chrome

Off-White X Nike ‘The Ten’ Collection

Split into two packs called ‘Revealing’ and ‘Ghosting,’ the Nike X Off-White ‘The Ten’ Collection includes ten silhouettes that have made a huge impact in both sports and fashion. According to Off-White founder Virgil Abloh, “It’s larger than design culture. These 10 shoes have broken barriers in performance and style. To me, they are on the same level as a sculpture of David or the Mona. You can debate it all you want, but they mean something. And that’s what’s important.”

Part of the ‘Ghosting’ pack, the Virgil Abloh X Nike React Hyperdunk features a translucent upper. “Abloh was inspired by the cutting-edge cushioning innovations of Breaking2’s Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite running shoe and basketball’s React Hyperdunk 2017, and decided to introduce an evolution of the reveal called “GHOSTING” using translucent uppers,” Nike said.

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