Who should buy the Nike Kyrie Flytrap 4

We recommend this Kyrie shoe to the following:

  • People on a budget because this one is indeed a cheap signature shoe
  • Wearers who are on the look-out for basketball-inspired sneakers

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Who should NOT buy this Nike shoe

Even if it's cheap, this shoe just does not deliver enough value for money as far as on-court performance is concerned. Basketball players are better off getting the Nike Renew Elevate 2 and KD Trey 5 VIII

The Kyrie Flytrap 4 offers flawless support

There are no issues when it comes to containment and stability. The laces, non-stretchy materials, and overall shoe structure do the trick.

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The upper materials are light; but they feel kinda cheap

The shoe is made of materials that feel really minimal on foot. However, they are extremely cheap-feeling.

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Unfortunately, traction is inconsistent

The shoe does not have a good bite on dusty surfaces. Even on clean courts, the traction is only average at best.

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The Kyrie Flytrap 4 isn't as wide as we would have wanted

Like many Kyrie shoes, this budget model also has a snug fit, especially around the forefoot. Going up half a size may provide relief.

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Well, this one just didn't pass the sturdiness test

Given the quality of the materials, the Flytrap 4 cannot be expected to make it through the normal wear and tear of one whole basketball season.

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The strongest selling point: this one's cheap

The fact that this signature shoe is cheap is truly an advantage.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 10.4oz
Top: Low
Signature: Kyrie Irving
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Kyrie
Colorways: Blue / Black / White / Red / Grey / Pink / Green
SKUs: CT1972001 / CT1972002 / CT1972004 / CT1972006 / CT1972100 / CT1972101 / CT1972400 / CT1972600 / CT1972700 / CT1972800

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Author
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.