Nike Zoom Clear Out REVIEW: Tech, Performance & Materials

Here’s another one of Nikey’s recent barrage of mid-tier budget models. This time however, it’s endorsed by Draymond Green, so it COULD be good. Regardless, after a bunch of playing and testing sessions, here’s my full Nike Zoom Clear Out review to see if it’s worth your purchase.

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 Zoom Clear Out review!

SPEC SHEET


Zoom Clear Out: AngledWEIGHT: 510 g. / 1lb 2 oz
TYPE: MID TOP
RETAIL PRICE: $100
TECH: ZOOM AIR, FLYWIRE
FIT: TRUE TO SIZE
COLORWAYS: 8+
MY RATING: 8/10
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THE TECH


ZOOM AIR

There’s a decent ZOOM unit in the forefoot and a Phylon midsole for the shoe’s cushion setup. Nothing fancy and what you’d expect from a budget model from Nike.

FLYWIRE

We got the regular cables connected to the shoe’s upper for proper lockdown and containment. Works well and as intended.

 

PERFORMANCE


FIT/COMFORTZoom Clear Out: Top

Definitely a comfortable shoe. The upper is fairly soft, containment and lockdown are good, it’s breathable, fits true to size. No problems in the comfort/fit aspect.

CUSHION

There’s a basic ZOOM unit in the forefoot which does a decent job of providing some response, minimal impact protection. The setup does offer lots of court feel, so I’d say this is best for a lighter, less explosive guard. Definitely not my type of shoe but for those who prefer this kind of setup, go for it, it’s not that bad for $100.

TRACTIONZoom Clear Out: Outsole

Just like most of today’s Nike budget models, the traction is nothing awesome but nothing bad either. Gripped the floor pretty well, good stopping power, I didn’t slip that much. The pattern does collect some dust so you’ll need to wipe from time to time.

The rubber compound looks relatively deep and durable, so once again this could be your entry outdoor model. Don’t be afraid to take these outdoors.

SUPPORTZoom Clear Out: Front

Definitely didn’t experience any major support issues. There was some slipping/sliding in the heel area but nothing terrible. The shoe is built really well and all the main features for proper support are there.

The upper is quite soft so you’re not getting that D Rose 7 level support. But if you’re a lighter, less explosive guard/forward, this setup will get the job done.

MATERIALS

The upper is tight textile/mesh type of material (with Fuse on high wear areas) that does look a little weird at first, but it’s a pretty good setup at the end of the day. Breathable, light, mobile, no barely any break-in time needed.

This won’t be as durable as leather but it’s fairly rigid, so outdoor players could try these out for sure.

 

PRICE VS. QUALITY


IT’S A TIE

There’s a lot of Nike’s budget models now and this one doesn’t really shine ahead of the pack.

Still though, a solid model for a solid price, not a “true” bang for your buck but I’m giving it a tie between price and quality.

 

FINAL VERDICT


BEST FOR A LIGHTER OUTDOOR PLAYERZoom Clear Out: Side

So the Nike Zoom Clear is not a disappointment. It’s not a spectacular release either but I still liked playing in them.

Comfortable, a basic low profile cushion setup, solid traction, good support and a nice upper.

I’d actually recommend these to an outdoor player or a lower profile guard. For $100, you’re getting a pretty solid package.

+ A NICE, COMFORTABLE FIT
+ SOLID SUPPORT
+ DURABLE OUTDOOR-FRIENDLY TRACTION
 DECENT TRACTION, SENSITIVE TO DUST
 CUSHION IS BASIC AND NOT VERSATILE

 

WHERE DO I GET IT?


AMAZON

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WHY YOU SHOULD BY ON 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

Zoom Clear Out: Pair

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Okay, that’s it for the review! I hope you found it useful!