Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of reviewers feel that the HyperRev 2015 is a very lightweight shoe.
  • A lot of commenters find the outsole’s grip “impeccable.” One says, “the traction is unbelievable even on the cement and on a court it is outstanding.”
  • Thanks to the upper’s sock-like construction, many love the shoe’s fit. They say that the
  • HyperRev 2015 molds around the foot, providing great fit and support. They also added that the upper “doesn't bunch when laced up.” When tied, it locks the foot like the first Nike Zoom Kobe Protro.
  • Most of the reviewers say that they did not experience any heel slips or internal slipping because of the sculpted foam in the heel area, the extended heel counter that wraps around the top of the foot, and the overall great fit of the shoe.
  • Several users say that they can really feel the Flywire working in the HyperRev 2015.
  • Some players appreciate the shoe’s segmented Zoom Air cushioning since they feel that this type of setup gives better arch support.
  • A lot of reviewers say that the HyperRev 2015 is the type of shoe that you don’t really have to worry about again after you’ve laced it up.
  • The shoe makes some players feel nimble. One shares, “Personally, for me I feel fast, quick, and able to move laterally and to any position with ease.”

6 reasons not to buy

  • Almost all of the users complain that due to the HyperRev 2015’s one-piece cleatie construction, it is difficult to put the shoe on.
  • A couple of players experience rubbing on the area where the ankle pull tab is located. Some suggest wearing high socks. Wearers of Stephen Curry’s 6th Under Armour shoes complain with the same issue.
  • Since the Zoom Air unit at the heel is bottom-loaded, several users say that they can't feel it. One commented, “I personally didn’t ‘feel’ the bounce that you used to be able to associate with Nike’s Zoom.”
  • Many players agree that the full-length Zoom Air cushioning in the previous HyperRev model is better than the segmented cushioning in the 2015 model.
  • Some testers mention that the outsole rubber attracts dust, so regular wiping will be needed when the shoe is used on dusty courts.
  • The first two sets of Flywire can be the first to break after some time since the shoelaces are directly looped into them.

Bottom line

Overall, the shoe is received with mostly positive remarks. Additionally, the HyperRev 2015 is a shoe that converted several basketball players who were not fans of the Hyper line into people who now love and use the shoe regularly.

The shoe is considered an all-around basketball sneaker that has enough support and cushioning for bigger players, and a sufficiently snug one-to-one fit for quick and agile guards.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated basketball shoe
It has never been more popular than this July

Expert Reviews

83 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 70 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I loved the original, and I love these. If I were to choose between the two… I’d probably go with this pair.

  • 87 / 100 | Sole Brothers | | Level 4 expert

    It feels comfortable, it feels like you're not wearing anything.

  • 95 / 100 | Schwollo | Level 5 expert

    I feel these are one of Nike’s best efforts in some time with real Zoom Air that you can actually feel, great traction, a super comfortable breathable upper all on top of a stable base that feels very natural underfoot.

  • 85 / 100 | LiveforBball | | Level 5 expert

    Looking for great traction and playing a fast paced game? They’re great for that.

  • 70 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I loved the original, and I love these. If I were to choose between the two… I’d probably go with this pair.

  • 87 / 100 | Bryan Hinkle | Level 4 expert

    Great traction, great fit, almost great cushioning. A lot of bang for your buck in this shoe.

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Created by now retired designer, Peter Fogg, the HyperRev 2015 is the second release in the HyperRev series. Deviating completely from the 2014’s silhouette, the shoe utilizes a multi-directional herringbone tread pattern on the outsole, two Zoom Air units at the forefoot and the heel, and a neoprene cleatie with Hyperfuse overlays for a supportive fit.

Cushion. The shoe’s cushioning system is composed of two Zoom Air units embedded in a Phylon midsole. The unit at the heel is a standard-sized Zoom, while the forefoot unit is a rectangular Zoom.

Traction. The rubber outsole on the Nike Zoom HyperRev 2015 uses a slightly altered multidirectional herringbone pattern. The tread pattern provides a steady grip on dusty or clean courts and works especially well on outdoor courts. The rubber, however, is soft and pliable. To lengthen the outsole’s usable life, using the shoe only on indoor courts is recommended.

Length and Width. The shoe fits true to size. It is recommended to go with your standard Nike basketball shoe size. For wide footers, the upper can feel a little snug and could be a pain to put on; they are advised to check their local shoe store if the HyperRev 2015 fits them well.

Lockdown. Due to the shoe’s one piece neoprene cleatie upper, the HyperRev 2015 hugs the foot tightly, ensuring a glove-like fit. The Dynamic Flywire works in tandem with the extended heel counter and padded ankle area to provide stability and lockdown.

The HyperRev 2015 has a one-piece neoprene inner cleatie to provide the tight and sock-like fit that many want. For breathability, a screen mesh is used on the inner cleatie’s tongue. The external layer, on the other hand, is made of a three-layer Hyperfuse material that gives durable and lightweight support for the inner cleatie. Fuse overlays are added on high-wear areas such as the lace loops and toe rand.

A molded TPU heel counter extends from the base of the heel to the tongue, locking down the foot from the heel to the ankle. Flywire technology is also integrated with the shoe’s lacing system.

Two Zoom Air units are encased in a Phylon midsole. The outsole is made out of soft and pliable rubber.

What gives the HyperRev 2015 its personality is the eccentric heel cage that extends from the heel to the front ankle. This shape is similar to the nature-inspired detailing that Peter Fogg incorporates into his past works with the ACG (All Conditions Gear) Nike shoes.

The HyperRev 2015 has more than twelve available colorways since its release. The most popular ones are the shoes with either black, blue, white or red color. There have been releases, however, that took inspiration from basketball culture like the ones below.

Nike Zoom HyperRev 2015 Think Pink

In honor of the late Sandra Kay Yow, an American basketball coach and a Naismith Hall of Famer, the Nike Zoom HyperRev 2015 Think Pink was released in 2015 to commemorate her death and bring awareness about the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The shoe features a variety of pink shades on the upper, a metallic silver Nike swoosh, and a black midsole and heel cage.

Nike Zoom HyperRev 2015 Net Collectors Society

Inspired by the tradition of cutting up the basketball net after a big win during the NCAA Championship, The Nike Zoom HyperRev 2015 Net Collectors Society’s upper takes from the team colors of the winning universities and arranges it abstractly in the heel area. The heel cage is made of translucent TPU  that is speckled with silver, while the whole upper is composed of a black mesh with fuse overlays.

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