Who should buy the Nike Precision 5

The following are going to be happy with the Precision 5:

  • hoopers who almost exclusively play indoors
  • buyers on a budget
  • guards who love court feel and responsiveness

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Who should NOT buy this basketball shoe

It seems like the Nike Precision 5 is a shoe for guards, so big men aren't expected to enjoy wearing it. They are better off getting big men's shoes like the Nike LeBron 19 and the other options from LBJ's numerous lines with Nike.

This shoe is not for outdoor hoopers, either. The Nike Kyrie 7 is a better option for them.

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The Precision 5 delivers support without being heavy

The materials that make up the upper provide nice feedback without adding too much weight; in fact, the shoe still feels pretty minimal.

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Additionally, the shoe has a heel counter, outrigger, and foam that comes up on the sidewalls for containment.

This basketball shoe is true to size

The Nike Precision 5 fits as expected; there is no need to make any size adjustment.

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Court feel and speed are what this shoe is about

The sculpted midsole delivers a good amount of bounce without sacrificing court feel. Guards are going to appreciate the responsiveness that this provides.

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Great traction on clean courts

Just like many successful basketball shoes, the outsole is equipped with good old herringbone for optimum control.

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However, the shoe still needs to be wiped when used on dusty courts.

The Nike Precision 5 isn't expensive

The Nike Precision 5 is easily among the cheapest basketball shoes in the market.

Outdoor use? Maybe not

An expert reviewer does not expect the Precision 5 to last long when it is used for outdoor hooping.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: 9.9oz
Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Precision
Colorways: Grey / Black / White
SKUs: CW3403001 / CW3403002 / CW3403003 / CW3403004 / CW3403006 / CW3403007 / CW3403100 / CW3403101

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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.