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  • 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
    $130
  • Weight
    12oz

    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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83 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 70 / 100 | WearTesters

    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

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

  • 95 / 100 | Schwollo

    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

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

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Profile of the Nike HyperRev 2015

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 bootie with Hyperfuse overlays for a supportive fit.

Performance

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.

Fit

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 bootie 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.

Material

The HyperRev 2015 has a one-piece neoprene inner bootie to provide the tight and sock-like fit that many want. For breathability, a screen mesh is used on the inner bootie’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 bootie. 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.

Style

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.

Special Colorways of the Nike HyperRev 2015

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.


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