Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A lot of purchasers praise the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 for its next-to-perfect fit.
  • Many wearers recommend the shoe for its cushion technology that allows for a soft and springy response.
  • The upper material is praised by most owners because it is not bulky and does not easily stretch.
  • Plenty of buyers appreciate the shoe for not needing any break-in period.
  • Though the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 (Team) is using the traditional lacing system, most wearers love the lockdown and fit when the oval laces are tied properly.
  • Many purchasers recommend this shoe for players of any position and size due to its stability and durability.
  • Many owners compliment the simple design of the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 (Team).
  • The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 is commended by reviewers because of its thin offset from the forefoot to the heel.
  • Majority of the buyers mention that the shoe model looks better on hand than in images.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Several reviewers mention that their legs ached and burned because of the stiffness of the midsole.
  • Some buyers describe the upper textile material as cheap-looking.
  • A number of owners say the eyelets ripped after a few uses.
  • A couple of reviewers mention that the shoe model does not have enough ankle support because of its cut.
  • There are a few users who cited that the paint used in the Swoosh is cheap and easily gets scratched.

Bottom line

The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 (Team) is no doubt one of the best Hyperdunks designed by Nike. The $140 price tag is worth the splurge. This shoe model has the right comfort, support and lockdown. The fabric in the upper has good breathability with no sew overlays. Aesthetically, it is an amazing design with insane performance.

The React technology in the midsole provides a high level of response. The circular outsole has a multidirectional traction pattern which supports the pressure points of the foot.



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Expert Reviews

Experts are basketball players, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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97 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 by The Sole Brothers • Don Fontaine and Sammy Lee • Level 5 expert

    $140 is a good price and just get it. It’s an amazing performer. I think it’s one of the best hyperdunks that I’ve played in.

  • 95 / 100 by ma76bball • ma76bball • Level 1 expert

    Would I recommend it? Yes, I definitely recommend it. Price is reasonable.

  • 95 / 100 by WearTesters • Chris Chase • Level 5 expert

    The Hyperdunk 2017 is a beast on-court. Traction, materials, fit, and support are all standout features. However, Nike really needs to work on React cushion or ditch the foam entirely.

  • 95 / 100 by LiveforBball • Julius Kralikas • Level 5 expert

    I can’t see a flaw on these. It’s not premium Flyknit but it’s literally 5% different from it. Overall performance is awesome, you get the latest React tech and it’s a bit less expensive.

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Profile of Nike Hyper Dunk 2017 (Team)

The Nike Hyperdunk series kicked off in 2008. Every year, Nike continues with the line with different endorsers. The technologies that  Nike uses on this shoe model change with every release. In 2017, Nike released the line with the proprietary React technology. Designer Ross Klein made sure that he is able to cater to the cushioning needs of athletes of all types. It took over 17,000 miles and 2,000 hours of play to create the perfect cushioning innovation. The scientists in Nike spent three years studying the movements, directions, and speed of athletes to develop such a revolutionary foam.


Cushion. The React technology in the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 (Team) is an ultralight durable foam in the midsole. It delivers a soft springy sensation with a good amount of impact protection. The thickness of the React core material in the forefoot is 8.02 mm and in the heel is 11.97 mm. That is almost a 4 mm offset, making the heel-to-toe transition smooth.

The torsional shank contains a 2.97 mm thick midsole phylon carrier. It helps in the mobility and agility of the athletes who predominantly rely on speed.

Traction. The outsole of the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 features circular patterns. It supports the pressure points of the foot, delivering traction in the places where athletes need it most. The purpose is to maximize cushioning, traction, and stability. The design team of Nike created an outsole that is fit for indoor and outdoor courts as well as clean and dusty floors.

The foam cushioning sculpted on the ridges of the outsole enhances support and durability. It cradles the foot, giving protection during quick lateral movements. Aside from being a great feature, the foam also prevents injuries from ankle rolls. It also provides sufficient support for jumpings and soft landings.


Length and Width. The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 (Team) comes in a standard length, and wearers are advised to go true to size. Those who have wider feet are advised to go half a size up. The versions for men come in sizes 3.5 to 14.5. The versions for women come in sizes 5 to 16.

Lockdown. The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 (Team) uses a traditional lacing structure. When the oval laces are tied securely, a total lockdown and ankle support are achieved. The toe box area has zero dead space and is made to fit perfectly. The heel counter is sculpted out to efficiently hold down the back of the foot.


The upper of the Nike Hyperdunk 2017 (Team) is made of engineered and woven jacquard knit. It delivers great ventilation and support. The reinforcement around the eyelets helps enhance its strength. It prevents the shoe from ripping all the way through.

A thin layer of nylon is glued beneath the mesh to avoid overstretching the upper. It provides strength and longevity to the material.


The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 (Team) has a half-bootie construction, and it comes in different colorways. It is crafted with a high-collar mesh tongue that features an updated Hyperdunk logo. Thanks to the updated sock-like fit, the shoe feels like a second skin upon wearing. It features the inner sleeves and a slip-on feel. The insole is made of ortholite. Ortholite is an advanced technology that wicks away moisture and provides breathability and long-term cushioning. Ortholites are lightweight washable insoles.

The bold Nike Swoosh is on both sides of the shoe. The durable heel counter is made of molded thermoplastic polyurethane. It contains the company’s name and it sports a matte finish.