Profile of the Nike Chuck Posite

The Nike Chuck Posite is a mid-top signature shoe of retired NBA superstar Charles Barkley. These Nike shoes feature a one-bootie construction with a speed-lacing system that makes it easy to put on and take off.

The midsole comes with a responsive and lightweight Lunarlon foam. The outsole is made of translucent rubber that has two solid rubber patches–one at the forefoot and another at the heel. The durable upper boasts the durable Hyperposite technology. These mid-top basketball shoes were released in November 2014.

The durable upper boasts the durable Hyperposite technology. These mid-top basketball shoes were released in November 2014.

Performance

Cushion. The Nike Chuck Posite features full-length Lunarlon. The technology is lightweight, soft, and resilient. It absorbs and evenly distributes the force of impact for a much more explosive energy return.

Traction. The Nike Chuck Posite comes with a translucent rubber outsole that has solid rubber patches at the forefoot and heel. The solid rubbers feature a herringbone traction pattern with shallow grooves. The translucent rubber is soft, and it is covered with thick triangular grooves. The combination of these two rubbers is great for indoor use. Wiping is necessary to maintain the  shoe’s great court grip.

Fit

Length and Width. There is not much feedback on the Chuck Posite’s fit and sizing. Therefore, new shoe buyers are advised to carefully check the online size chart of the Nike Chuck Posite, or better yet, fit the shoe in a local store before purchasing.

Lockdown. The Nike Chuck Posite uses the traditional lacing system. The loops provide an easy and speedy way to tie and secure the shoelaces.

Material

The upper of the Nike Chuck Posite is made of the Hyperposite technology, which is a combination of Foamposite and Hyperfuse. Putting together two great technologies has resulted in a magnificent and durable upper.

Created in 1997, the Foamposite technology is a synthetic material made from molded polyurethane liquid. Aside from the durability and longevity that Foamposite offers, it also delivers a snug and seamless sock-like fit. As the temperature rises during play, the Foamposite softens and conforms to the foot better, resulting in a much more comfortable fit and better lockdown.

Hyperfuse is a breathable and lightweight technology that is composed of three synthetic layers:

  • The first layer serves as the internal skeleton of the shoe. It provides stability.
  • The second layer is made of breathable mesh.
  • The third and outermost layer is a durable shell that resists wear and tear.

Style

The Nike Chuck Posite was introduced in the NikeiD in November 2014. Charles Barkley’s logo is found on the tongue. His signature is printed on the underside of the tongue. The Swoosh logos are found on the toe cap, outsole, and pull tab.

Special Colorways of the Nike Chuck Posite

The Nike Chuck Posite is released in several dashing colorways that were described as ‘futuristic’ because of their heavy use of metallic hues and reflective accents. The following are just some:  

  • Gone Fishing
  • Iridescent
  • Metallic Silver/ Black
  • Midnight Navy
  • Purple Haze

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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.