Verdict from 19 experts and 49 user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • A large number of reviewers say that the Zoom technology in the midsole performs amazingly. It provides a good amount of responsiveness and comfort.
  • At only $110, the HyperRev 2016 surprises plenty of buyers because it already has the Zoom technology and is made of premium materials.
  • According to a lot of users, the strap adds a nice touch to the traditional shoelace setup. The Chris Paul eleventh Jordan signature shoe gets nearly the same praises .
  • A great number of testers only have compliments for the versatility of the HyperRev 2016.
  • Several buyers like the stretchable uppers of these low-priced basketball shoes because the accommodate wearers with wide feet.
  • At least a couple of testers mention that they used these Nike basketball shoes rigorously for months and they remain free from wear and tear.
  • The glove-like fit of the shoe gives an ample amount of support, say a group of users.
  • Many wearers love the impact protection the Zoom technology provides.
  • The traction pattern works well on dusty courts. Based on the reviews of most buyers, wiping is not necessary. They enjoy the game without worrying about any possible injuries.
  • The strap holds down the shoelaces well, a handful of wearers observe.
  • A good number of reviewers praise the lightness of the materials in the upper of the Nike HyperRev 2016.

4 reasons not to buy

  • According to many, the strap should lock on the lateral side. Currently, it keeps getting undone when hit by the other foot.
  • The HyperRev 2016 has a sock-like fit that makes ankle braces hard to put in.
  • These Nike basketball shoes are not for outdoor play. Plenty of buyers leave comments that the outsole rubber is soft and easily gets worn out.
  • A few notice that these strap basketball shoes run long.

Bottom line

The Nike HyperRev 2016 is a non-signature shoe that performs extraordinarily. As Nike continues to embrace the hype of one-bootie construction shoes with sock-like fits, they also become better in providing support and responsiveness. It is astonishing how such a huge brand can actually produce high-top basketball shoes that practically everyone can cop and put on. It is reported that the Nike HyperRev 2016 has one of the the best cushions in 2016.

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Good to know

The Nike HyperRev 2016 is a one-bootie high-top shoe that is suitable for men and women in any basketball role. Nike packs the midsole with a Phylon carrier with embedded two Zoom units to provide stellar cushioning. The outsole has a diamond traction pattern that delivers a reliable stopping power on the court. Multidirectional footwork of different types are supported by the secure lockdown provided by the rubber heel counter and tightened shoelaces, which are further held down by a Velco strap.

Cushion. The Nike HyperRev 2016 has a firm Phylon carrier in the midsole. The Zoom bags located at the forefoot and heel deliver bounce, comfort, responsiveness, and impact absorption. On top of it all, the insole is thick enough to give the wearer a nice step-in comfort.

Traction. The outsole of the HyperRev 2016 has a multidirectional diamond grid pattern. It is built to withstand any court floors - indoor or outdoor, clean or dusty. The solid rubber outsole guarantees wearers the confidence in changing directions without even a hint of fear of getting ankle injuries. The sides of the shoe also have outriggers to provide stability upon landing and possible tipping.

Length and Width. Reviewers choose their true Nike sizes when they buy a pair of HyperRev 2016 shoes. One reviewer mentions that the shoe runs long, but he says that it is still best to go true to size. The shoe also has enough stretch to accommodate wearers with wider feet. Since it is hard to assess how wide the feet can be, it is recommended to fit the shoe prior to the purchase.

Lockdown. The HyperRev 2016 is a shoe created by the Swoosh to cater to any style of play. The tightness of the shoelaces can be adjusted to achieve just the perfect fit. For a more secure lockdown and to keep the shoelaces from moving around, Nike added a Velco strap on the midfoot. A rubber-molded TPU heel counter cups the heel, ensuring a more secure foot containment.

The upper of the HyperRev 2016 is composed of neoprene and mesh. Fuse is placed strategically in high-wear areas such as the toe cap to protect them from wear and ultimately achieve longevity. The neoprene is what gives the shoe its stretchable qualities. The mesh, on the other hand, provides breathability.

The futuristically designed Nike HyperRev 2016 is a high-top shoe in a one-bootie construction. It was first released in a black and university red colorway with speckles on the outsole. The midfoot has a Velco strap with a huge Nike Swoosh. Other Nike logos can be seen on the outsole and ankle collar. The tip of the strap has a “HYPERREV” callout. The pliable rubber heel counter has a “NIKE” callout.

fragment design x Nike HyperRev 2016 Draymond Green PE

Founded in 2003, Japanese owned fragment design collaborated with Nike and Jordan to create new and unique colorways. This company’s collaboration with Nike produced three colorways of the HyperRev 2016:

  • Black/Anthracite/Sail
  • Electric Green/Volt-White
  • Wolf Grey/Wolf Grey-Midnight Navy

Nike HyperRev 2016 Bradley Beal PE

The Swoosh made a player exclusive version of the  HyperRev 2016 for the Washington Wizards swingman Bradley Beal. Beal’s B3B logo is seen on the lateral sides of these black-and-red lace-up basketball shoes from Nike.

Nike HyperRev 2016 Draymond Green PE

The Nike HyperRev 2016 has a number of colorways dedicated to Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green. These special colorways were worn on important dates.

  • Black/Metallic Gold. This colorway was worn by Green in the Game 3 of the NBA Finals in June 8, 2016.
  • Royal Blue/Gold. This colorway was worn by Green in the Game 2 of the NBA Finals in June 5, 2016.
  • White/Gold. This colorway was worn by Green in the Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.

Nike HyperRev 2016 “Be True”

The Nike HyperRev 2016  "Be True" was released on June 2, 2016 at $140. This basketball sneaker is bathed in gradient rainbow colors that represent the LGBT community. The upper of the shoe boasts black and white triangles, while the outsole rocks in white. The “BE TRUE” callout is inscribed on the lateral side of the shoe collar.

Nike HyperRev 2016 NCS

The Net Collectors Society collaborated with the Nike HyperRev 2016 to get ready for the NCAA. The high-top basketball shoes that their collaboration produced have a white base with multi-color graphics and a black Swoosh.

Nike HyperRev 2016 Skylar Diggins PE

In honor of Skylar Kierra Diggins-Smith’s mother Renee, Nike released an orange and black colorway of HyperRev 2016. Diggins is an Indiana-born point guard in the Women’s National Basketball Association.’You Do You’, which are her mother’s encouraging words, is seen inside the tongue. Diggins says, “Growing up, my mom was my biggest role model–the biggest influence that I had. She showed me the epitome of what I wanted to be as a woman when I grew up, and showed me what hard work was like.”


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