Kyrie Irving’s signature line made another small adjustment for his fifth model, with the Nike Kyrie 5 adopting many of the past features along with an improved cushioning system.
The shoe adopts many of the design elements from past models, like the traction riding up the sides of the midsole, with the deep grooves assisting on superior traction. The newer features show a gradual evolution from previous shoes, with the new Zoom Air cushioning and FlyTrap upper being standouts. This time around the Zoom unit is placed in the forefoot instead of the heel. The newly dubbed “Air Zoom Turbo” unit is large enough to wrap across the sides of the forefoot and is curved to provide responsiveness in all directions. This helps quick players like Kyrie, who have a start-and-stop game.
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