Verdict from 2 experts and 62 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • A number of wearers love the React cushioning, saying that it really energizes their steps.
  • At least one wearer thinks that this shoe is durable.
  • A good number of those who currently own a pair of Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Low express willingness to recommend the product to their friends.
  • Several wearers say that this pair of kicks from Nike has great traction.
  • Quick players love this shoe because its structure brings them a bit closer to the ground.
  • There are a few claims that this shoe feels so light. Its lightness is comparable to the Nike PG 3.

5 reasons not to buy

  • A user said that the ankle collar causes blisters. Users are also complaining about the same issue after playing in the Hyperdunk X.
  • There are a few reports that the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Low is a bit hard to clean.
  • A number of users complain about the uncomfortable fit of this hooping shoe.
  • Many buyers do not like the appearance of these low-top basketball shoes.
  • Some users say that 2017’s Hyperdunk Low is not for outdoor games.

Bottom line

Generally, opinions about and assessments of the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Low are pretty varied. There are those who say that it fits true to size, but there are also those who claim that the fit is sloppy. There are athletes who love the pronounced court-feel, but there are those who despise it. It is safe to say that this shoe is not for everyone; It appears to target only a certain portion of the hooping population.

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Good to know

The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Low is made of Jacquard mesh. It has React in the midsole for responsiveness. The upper has Flywire cables for a more contained feel. Its outsole features a pattern that strategically maps out important pressure points, resulting in a more effective tread.

Cushion. The structure of this shoe’s midsole affords more impact protection for the wearer. It also features the lightweight React technology that energizes and cushions at the same time.

Traction. The outsole is made of white solid rubber. It features a traction pattern that effectively marks important pressure points so the necessary traction support is delivered wherever it’s most needed.

Length and Width. The shoe has a half-bootie construction for a one-to-one fit. However, reports on the fit of the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Low vary. Hence, new buyers are advised to find ways to try the shoe in-store before purchasing. If this is too difficult, opting for online shops that guarantee free returns is also good.

Lockdown. The Jacquard mesh upper has Flywire cables incorporated into it. These cables help keep the foot in place even during the most aggressive of movements, giving the player a more pronounced locked-in feel.

The upper is made of a Jacquard knitted material that has nubuck detailing. The upper also has Flywire cables. These concealed cables are anchored on the midsole and looped in the tongue area for better containment. Another good reinforcement will be the external heel counter.

The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Low is available in multiple colorways. Because of its low-top silhouette, this shoe is also great for off the court use.

A large NIKE callout is on the external counter. The Swoosh figures prominently on both sides of the shoe. The Hyperdunk logo prominently sits on the tongue.


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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.