The Kyrie 4 is the latest edition of Kyrie Irving‘s blockbuster shoe and, for the latest edition, Nike wanted to make sure that the shoe kept on evolving,then compare with last version of Kyrie 2. and Kyrie 3， which one is the best ？
Nethongkome broke down some of the issues and challenges when it came to designing a shoe for the premier ball-handler, noting in the piece that “being able to pivot off my spot and have balance in the shoe, regardless of where my foot hits the court, is essential.”The new model is built from a blend of nubuck and mesh that is supported by Nike’s Flywire technology. A multi-material upper is swathed in black and boasts a big Swoosh logo on both medial sides. A thick midsole sports an “Anthracite” color-scheme that is speckled with light blue and purple accents, with those same colors found on Kyrie’s signature logo on the tongue tab. A white tractioned outsole that is reminiscent of the Kyrie 1 — due to its zig-zag design
For the Kryie 4,the materials along the upper and engineered mesh is featured at the forefoot and that provides you with a lightweight material that requires hardly any break-in time.Though the nylon is glued to around which restricts all of the air flow, but in turn it strengthens the material.For the Kyrie 2 , it also to use the mesh fabric with woven that give us more supporting and it also durable. For the Kyrie 3 ,Mesh is the primary feature at the toe and midfoot to heel. Meanwhile the flex zone at the forefoot is a foam reinforced with Flywire. The main difference between the Kyrie 2 and 3 comes from the materials,this setup is far greater than the one we received in the Kyrie 2.
There are some details for the tongue and the special logo
We can see the details for the materail
For the cushioning : Not only is Cushlon used, but it makes up the entire midsole. is it improved ? Usually Cushlon is implemented with a Phylon carrier to the softer/bouncier foam mixture, but not this one just dont do that . The midsole is still on the thin side (at the forefoot) so the bounce-back that Cushlon usually offers is minimized, but much like adidas’ Bounce, this setup proved to be a well balanced offering of cushioning and court feel.
For the Kyrie 2, it is simply and it focus on the court feeling ,speed and the change of direction, but is you want to the cushioning that which stay way or great ,maybe it is not the best one.
For the Kyrie 3,The Kyrie 3 has no cushion aside from the heel Zoom Air unit. Not sure why anyone would be mad at me for that. Court feel is the primary focus here.Some players enjoy this type of setup, so if that happens to be you, then you’ll likely enjoy these a lot. It is amazon that the shoe’s heel Zoom unit that you crash down on your heel after a rebound, jump-stop, landing etc. it work well.
For the traction : Traction on the Kyrie 4 is comprised of multi-directional herringbone ,it my favorite traction which are aggressive yet traditional; this one mixes a little bit of the old with a little bit of the new.For the Kyrie 2, the traction just simply and plain,but the grip is nice , the court feeling also nice ,then it can stay outdoor for a long time .For the kyrie 3,Aggressive herringbone is featured from heel to toe along with two multi-directional pods. These pods are intended to allow the wearer to grip the court while swiftly changing direction while the herringbone covers linear movements.Near perfection is the simplest way to describe the setup and while most would applaud a brand for using such a pattern, it only has me scratching my head wondering why this isn’t just how traction is.
For the supporting ,Kyrie 3 with the rubber outsole’s exaggerated “teeth” offer a similar feel. The teeth wrap up and around the forefoot to stabilize the Cushlon a bit while also slightly caging the forefoot.
Kyrie 3 with internal shank is at the midfoot for some minor torsional support while the heel has an internal heel counter.the supporting is great .
For the Kyrie 2, it is just so so ,I am a little worry that there are something supporting if without the support by material .
Overall，there are some different for the Kyri4,3,2, but we can still feeling the sprit and the quality is nice , so which one is best ? we are not sure ,it is up to you , whats your required ?