Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $120
  • Weight
    11.1oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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81 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 | RicheeKim

    I would definitely recommend this shoe; it does play very nicely.

  • 76 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    It's a really great performer so I will recommend it.

  • 82 / 100 | BasketballDiagnostics

    It’s pretty much self-explanatory for the most part. You like that extra material covering your ankles – grab the high-top version. Or maybe you’re seeking for that mobility/freedom/lightness as one package with well-rounded performance – look nowhere further than the Lows. Either way, you go home as a winner.

  • 88 / 100 | MARKCHES

    It's a very good performer; grab it if you can.

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Profile of the Nike Hyperdunk X Low

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.  

Performance

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.

Fit

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.  

Material

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.

Style

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.

Special Colorways of the Nike Hyperdunk X Low

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

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