Verdict from 4 experts and 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • According to a good number of buyers, the Kyrie Flytrap III offers excellent value for its affordable price.
  • Most owners are commenting that these Kyrie Irving basketball sneakers feel great on their feet.
  • These Nike basketball shoes are very supportive, several players declare. According to them, the ankle support is just fantastic.
  • Lateral containment is also very good, nearly all testers observe.
  • Many are saying that these affordable basketball shoes have pretty good bite once the traction is broken in.
  • The cushioning is very responsive and offers plenty of court feel, almost all reviewers comment.
  • Several players are saying that the Nike Kyrie Flytrap 3 feels very light and fast on the court.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Most testers are griping that the Nike Kyrie Flytrap 3's traction needs some time to break in.
  • The Kyrie Flytrap III's cushioning is rock-hard, nearly all testers complain. According to them, these basketball shoes have horrible impact protection.
  • Most reviewers feel that the light mesh material is not very durable.

Bottom line

The third iteration of Kyrie Irving's takedown model offers decent performance for its price. The Nike Kyrie Flytrap III's low-profile cushioning is very responsive and has a lot of court feel. These mid-top basketball shoes also have a hook-and-loop strap that keeps the foot locked-in and contained.

Just like the Nike Kyrie 6, the Kyrie Flytrap 3 is an excellent choice for quick guards who value responsiveness and court feel over impact protection. 

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Good to know

Made to match Kyrie Irving's speed and quickness, the Nike Kyrie Flytrap III combines full support with responsive cushioning and an aggressive outsole.

The Flytrap 3 is equipped with a responsive Zoom Air cushion that allows you to burst past your defender. A curved outsole provides side-to-side traction for seamless movement as you navigate through impossibly tight lanes.

The Nike Kyrie Flytrap 3 also features a hook-and-loop strap that secures the foot firmly over the footbed.

Cushion. The Nike Kyrie Flytrap 3 utilizes a low-profile Zoom Air unit that provides responsive cushioning as you drive to the basket.

Traction. These mid-top basketball shoes are equipped with a curved outsole that provides traction as you transition through your stride. The traction pattern wraps up the sidewall for enhanced multidirectional grip.

Closure. The Flytrap III from Nike employs several support features that lock the foot firmly on top of the footbed. These mid-top basketball sneakers feature an internal heel counter, hook-and-loop strap, and Flywire cables to keep you locked in all game. A traditional tongue keeps the foot from slipping during play.

These affordable Nike basketball sneakers make use of a combination of mesh and synthetic leather for lightweight support and enhanced breathability.

The Nike Flytrap 3 shares similar design cues with the Kyrie 6. Aside from the midfoot strap, both model features a leather heel panel and mesh forefoot. Other signature details include the number "11" embossed on the heel.

These Kyrie Irving sneakers are available in the following color combinations:

  • Black/Bright Crimson/White/University Red
  • Black/Fierce Purple/Psychic Purple/Atomic Violet
  • Black/White/Volt
  • Cool Grey/Bright Crimson/White/Black
  • White/Pure Platinum/Varsity Royal


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