Verdict from 1 expert and 31 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Many wearers like the futuristic 3D design of the Nike Chuck Posite.
  • A good number of testers observe that these Nike basketball shoes suit big and heavy players very well.
  • Support is really good, claim several testers. The shoe provides excellent ankle protection.
  • The Chuck Posite is easy to lace up because of the design of its lace loops.
  • According to plenty of shoppers, the overall design of the Nike Chuck Posite is so attractive that it looks like a piece of art.
  • Ankle braces fit these Nike performance sneakers for basketball well.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike Chuck Posite takes a long time to break in, say a couple of reviewers.
  • The upper of these Nike shoes are barely flexible, claim some users.
  • The signature shoe is quite expensive at $230 according to most shoppers.
  • The shoe is not breathable at all, observe some testers.
  • Buyers do not recommend the Nike Chuck Posite for outdoor use. The translucent outsole rubber easily wears off.

Bottom line

The Nike Chuck Posite is a great indoor performance shoe. The outsole rubber is like the ones in the tenth Nike Hyperdunk. from  Many shoe owners are satisfied with its snug and secure fit. When it comes to the design, the crocodile-skin-like upper feature metallic and iridescent colors, and it has attracted a great number of buyers.. The $230 price is quite steep for an ordinary shopper; however, these Nike Chuck Posite sneakers are must-haves for sneaker collectors.

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Good to know

The Nike Chuck Posite is a mid-top signature shoe of retired NBA superstar Charles Barkley. These Nike shoes feature a one-bootie construction with a speed-lacing system that makes it easy to put on and take off.

The midsole comes with a responsive and lightweight Lunarlon foam. The outsole is made of translucent rubber that has two solid rubber patches–one at the forefoot and another at the heel. The durable upper boasts the durable Hyperposite technology. These mid-top basketball shoes were released in November 2014.

The durable upper boasts the durable Hyperposite technology. These mid-top basketball shoes were released in November 2014.

Cushion. The Nike Chuck Posite features full-length Lunarlon. The technology is lightweight, soft, and resilient. It absorbs and evenly distributes the force of impact for a much more explosive energy return.

Traction. The Nike Chuck Posite comes with a translucent rubber outsole that has solid rubber patches at the forefoot and heel. The solid rubbers feature a herringbone traction pattern with shallow grooves. The translucent rubber is soft, and it is covered with thick triangular grooves. The combination of these two rubbers is great for indoor use. Wiping is necessary to maintain the  shoe’s great court grip.

Length and Width. There is not much feedback on the Chuck Posite’s fit and sizing. Therefore, new shoe buyers are advised to carefully check the online size chart of the Nike Chuck Posite, or better yet, fit the shoe in a local store before purchasing.

Lockdown. The Nike Chuck Posite uses the traditional lacing system. The loops provide an easy and speedy way to tie and secure the shoelaces.

The upper of the Nike Chuck Posite is made of the Hyperposite technology, which is a combination of Foamposite and Hyperfuse. Putting together two great technologies has resulted in a magnificent and durable upper.

Created in 1997, the Foamposite technology is a synthetic material made from molded polyurethane liquid. Aside from the durability and longevity that Foamposite offers, it also delivers a snug and seamless sock-like fit. As the temperature rises during play, the Foamposite softens and conforms to the foot better, resulting in a much more comfortable fit and better lockdown.

Hyperfuse is a breathable and lightweight technology that is composed of three synthetic layers:

  • The first layer serves as the internal skeleton of the shoe. It provides stability.
  • The second layer is made of breathable mesh.
  • The third and outermost layer is a durable shell that resists wear and tear.

The Nike Chuck Posite was introduced in the NikeiD in November 2014. Charles Barkley’s logo is found on the tongue. His signature is printed on the underside of the tongue. The Swoosh logos are found on the toe cap, outsole, and pull tab.

The Nike Chuck Posite is released in several dashing colorways that were described as ‘futuristic’ because of their heavy use of metallic hues and reflective accents. The following are just some:  

  • Gone Fishing
  • Iridescent
  • Metallic Silver/ Black
  • Midnight Navy
  • Purple Haze


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