So I really liked how the Mid Top version of these played, so the low top should do pretty much the same, right? Well, fans of low top basketball shoes, here’s a Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low review. Let’s find out if it’s worth buying.
I’ll talk about the shoe’s tech specs, performance, comfort, materials and decide it it’s worth the price. Let’s start the Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low review
Shoes: Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low
Weight: 369 g. / 13 oz
Type: Low Top
Retail Price: $130
Technologies: ZOOM AIR, FLYWIRE, Fuse
Fit: True to Size
Available Colors: 4+
My Rating: 9/10
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ZOOM AIR – the shoe’s cushion setup is a nice Phylon midsole and ZOOM units in the heel and forefoot areas. The same as on the Mid Top. A very versatile and overall solid setup. Nothing crazy bouncy or responsive, but gets the job done easily.
FLYWIRE – this is a cable system under the upper that’s connected to the laces for lockdown and containment. Works well just like on most Nike’s models. Very important technology.
I wasn’t a fan of the Mid’s fit. This time however, I really like how the low’s feel. They’re a bit lighter and there’s no ankle collar to get in the way. For someone who does wear low tops often, this is a very comfortable shoe.
Also, the construction is really roomy with lots of padding, so this is great option for wide footers.
So like I said, nothing awesome here, but nothing bad either. The cushion feels pretty responsive, there’s some impact protection in the heel, they’re stable, you still have some court feel because the shoe’s low to the ground.
They’re definitely not bouncy or crazy soft, so don’t expect that. Expect a relatively firm setup that does get the job done for pretty much any player or playstyle. That’s the power of Hyperdunks.
Once again, they have completely fine traction. No sliding, barely any wiping required, they gripped the floor very well in all court conditions.
The rubber also seems to be pretty durable, so this is a solid outdoor option too, just like on the Mid.
Support was AWESOME for this kind of shoe. We got FLYWIRE, a heel counter, an outrigger and a pretty wide shoe base. And the upper is supportive, along with a proper one-to-one fit.
Everything work really well and they didn’t hinder me or felt unsafe. A great setup for most players, even heavier and more explosive ones.
Lastly, the upper is your standard mesh and Fuse on high-wear areas. Nothing unique, but nothing bad, once again. This upper is supportive, it’s pretty durable and it’s not uncomfortable.
Ventilation is mediocore, I guess. I don’t really worry about that, but I didn’t feel anything that would take away my playing experience, and that’s good enough for me.
PRICE VS. QUALITY
So the low top version is $130, which is $10 cheaper than the mid. I think that’s awesome, especially since I do like the low slightly more.
Nothing premium in terms of tech and materials, but they perform very nicely, so I think QUALITY wins this one.
Awesom e! I didn’t really expect the 2016 Hyperdunks to perform like this after how much the 2015’s sucked.
They’re comfortable, solid and versatile cushion, great traction, awesome support and a basic, but good upper.
These are really versatile. Even if they’re lows. If you’re a guard or even a forward, I think this are a great option.
+ Comfortable, even for wide footers
+ Great traction, durable enough for outdoors
+ Killer support in all areas
– The upper is very basic for a 2016 shoe
BEST PLACE TO BUY THE SHOE
I currently see that Amazon has lots of colorways and sizes. I get my shoes from Amazon most of the time and I made a cool little summary why it is so good.
Benefits of Buying from Amazon
- Extremely fast shipping (1-3 days)
- Free shipping most of the time
- You can return the shoes to get your money back
- Very fast & easy buying process
- Lots of sales and discounts
That’s it for the review! I hope you found it useful!