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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.

Signature

Good to know

Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

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

Road

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

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Kyrie 3 N7 is an excellent basketball sneaker, many buyers claim.
  • Some wearers say that the ankle collar is well padded and provides excellent support.
  • The shoe has one of the best traction systems according to several players.
  • A few purchasers comment that the shoes have nice colorways; they go well with any outfit.
  • The shoe’s cushioning setup allows for an excellent court feel, most testers note.
  • A few users assert that the Kyrie 3 N7 is a great guard shoe.
  • A lot of wearers observe that the shoes are very comfortable.
  • The shoes fit perfectly, a few remark.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Most testers agree that the Nike Kyrie 3 N7 lacks cushioning.
  • The shoes are uncomfortable to wear, a handful of wearers complain.
  • Some are saying that it takes a while to break in the Kyrie 3 N7.
  • The shoes run narrow according to several reviewers.

Bottom line

Once again, it all comes down to preference. The Nike Kyrie 3 N7’s low-to-the-ground cushioning setup may not sit well with bigger players; however, agile players who are looking for court feel will find this setup perfect.

The Kyrie 3 N7 is ideal for light and quick guards, just like the previous two versions. If you have a killer crossover like Irving, then these basketball sneakers are exactly what you need.


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Profile of Nike Kyrie 3 N7

Designed to match Irving’s crazy fast playing style, the Nike Kyrie 3 N7 features a supportive and strong upper, responsive cushioning, and dynamic traction.

Slice through your opponent’s defenses with your hot handles and leave your defenders in the dust with your fancy footwork. Dominate the court with the Kyrie 3 N7.

Performance

Cushion. The Nike Kyrie 3 N7 features an Injected Phylon midsole with a Zoom Air unit in the heel. The lightweight Injected Phylon foam increases court feel in the forefoot and also offers impact protection. The low-profile Nike Zoom Air unit delivers responsive cushioning while providing a comfortable ride.

Traction. Designed to enhance friction during razor-sharp cuts, the Nike Kyrie 3 N7 features a curved outsole with independent suspension pods.

The outsole has a herringbone pattern that wraps up its curvature, delivering increased traction during quick lateral transitions.

Fit

Length and Width. The Nike Kyrie 3 N7 fits true to size; however, it reportedly runs narrow. Wide-footers are advised to go up half a size.

Lockdown. Flywire cables integrate with a forefoot band to provide locked-in support and a custom fit. This internal support system is designed to limit excess room inside the shoe to prevent any kind if slipping.

Material

Made to match Irving’s fast footwork, the Nike Kyrie 3 N7 uses a Hyperfuse construction that adds durability and offers support where it is needed. Mesh regions are incorporated in the shoe’s upper to increase breathability.

Style

Every year, Nike selects a few silhouettes to carry the N7 logo. This year, Nike has chosen the Kyrie 3 to be part of their 2017 Basketball N7 collection.

The Kyrie 3 N7 comes in white, university gold, and black hues. The all-white upper is accented with the university gold on the Swoosh, lining, and N7 branding on the tongue. Finishing the look is the black contrast found on the medial side, exposed Flywire, and the shoe’s rubber outsole.

Story

The N7 fund helps Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America by giving them grants to support their sport and physical activities. The fund is committed to inspiring kids by putting them in various programs across all sports and creating early positive experiences to unleash the power of their generation.