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Nike Kyrie Flytrap Performance Review

The appearance of NIKE FLYTRAP is similar to Kyrie 4, in both of the fully extended design on the side of outsole and the overall design of vamp. It looks like Owen 4th generation’s twin brother.

For the vamp material, NIKE FLYTRAP use inner and outer double fabric. The outside of vamp is mainly white, and it uses a big area of knitted fabric. The shoes head adds the hot-melt film to reinforce. The instep inner position adds a nylon elastic buckle fastener to make the vamp fit to the instep. It has Owen’s personal logo in the middle of inner boot. The heelpiece’s leatheroid has Owen’s uniform number.

The design of KYRIE FLYTRAP’s outsole also correspond to 4th generation. The forefoot has the crevice design like 4th generation. The friction pattern is also mosaic shading, but it’s V shape permutation. The design of midsole’s cushion is totally different with 4th generation.
Kyrie Flytrap only use a hexagon ZOOM air cushion on forefoot.


Wrapping & Supporting Performance:
First of all, let’s take a look at the wrap and support of FLYTRAP. As Flytrap use a thinner vamp than 4th generation, the wrapping and supporting performance is not better than 4th generation’s. When doing some big directional movements, the shoes head deforms obviously under the external force.

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It uses the roll type shoe tongue, the wrapping performance is above the average. The shoe tongue and collar cling the instep when changing directions. The space of forefoot is big, similar to Kyrie 4. It wraps well the ankle. This pair of shoes let feet feel freedom and also the stability.

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After reducing the padding and redesigning the shoes, the weight of FLYTRAP is reduced. The net weight of single shoe is only 350g. It has excellent weight control in the middle and low shoes’ field. It uses roll type shoe tongue design. But the buckling degree and adjustability of roll type shoe tongue is weaker than traditional shoe tongue. The adjustability of shoelaces is also not better than traditional shoe tongue.
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Cushion:
There is a small hexagon ZOOM Air below forefoot. It’s not suitable for heavy players. It’s more suitable to the players of ball control who run fastly.

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Traction:
The Z type friction pattern on the midsole give great force of friction feedback to the players on all area of the outsole, so it has enough traction for changeable players.
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Anti-torsion on midsole:
For anti-torsion part, although the thinner vamp of this FLYTRAP is not good, but the stable construction of midsole make it not be easy to be deformed. The TPU support in the midsole also assure the stiffness of the whole shoes.

Generally, as KYRIE 4’s “twins brother”, the shape of Kyrie Flytrap is casual and fashion. It wears comfortable. The material is durable. And the performance is above the average. Anyway, it’s a pair of cost-effective shoes.

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