Who should buy the Nike Kyrie 8

The 8th Nike Kyrie seems to be perfect for the following: 

  • Kyrie Irving fans
  • Those who wear basketball shoes casually

Who should NOT buy the Nike Kyrie 8

Given its significant performance deficits, we cannot recommend the Nike Kyrie 8 to anyone who takes basketball seriously. Nike offers more playable options such as the Nike KD 14 and even the Kyrie 7.

Comfortable and smooth strides with the Kyrie 8

The upper material and midsole tooling ensured step-in comfort. They are also soft enough to keep the feet free from pain even when the shoes were worn the whole day.

The Nike Kyrie 8 also had a smooth heel-to-toe transition. The outsole was not clunky at all.

Fits most foot shapes

This Kyrie shoe has a versatile fit that suited almost all foot shapes. Even wide-footers can be accommodated.

The Kyrie 8 has a lot of support and stability issues

The Nike Kyrie 8 failed to lock the ankle securely. 

Torsional rigidity was an issue as well. 

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Signature: Kyrie Irving
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Kyrie
Features: Ankle support

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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.