8.7
Average Rating
PROS:
  • Improved cushion
  • Fair price
CONS:
  • Less traction than previous Kyrie models
Summary of 7 Expert Reviews:
The Kyrie 4 is the best overall performer of the Kyrie signature line and works well across all categories. The cushioning is much more comfortable than in previous models and provides great impact protection while still offering responsive court feel. The engineered mesh upper and suede feel comfortable and supportive and provide a great 1:1 fit - there is no heel slippage or lateral movement. The traction doesn't quite live up to the levels of the Kyrie 3 or 2 but is still decent and requires minimal wiping. At $120 retail, this is a great pick for everybody that is looking for a well-rounded basketball shoe.

Price Comparison:

Offical Retail Price: $119.99
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Kyrie 4:

9.1
RicheeKim
At $120, the Kyrie 4 is an absolute steal! This is a very well constructed shoe and an absolute beast on the court. Probably my favorite shoe to play in right now!
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Overall, the Nike Kyrie 4 is Nike’s best performer this year. There’s just enough cushion for most, solid traction, fantastic fit and adequate support — and all of comes at a “team” friendly price point of $120.
8.6
The Sole Brothers
The Kyrie 4 is a phenomenal addition to the Kyrie line. It comes with improved cushioning and materials, great fit and support. The traction is a little disappointing, but for $120 these are a great pickup!
8.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Definitely the best shoe in the Kyrie signature line so far. Perfect for quick guards who don't rely a lot on impact protection.
8.4
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I had a lot of fun in the Kyrie 4! I give them a B+ - it's not quite elite, but almost there. However, at a $120 price these offer great value!
8.4
All in all, the Kyrie 4 is a solid shoe that does everything fairly well, while doing nothing outstanding or really poorly. Cushioning has improved, the traction is decent overall and I really liked the comfort of the plush interior.

Traction of the Nike Kyrie 4

9
RicheeKim
Overall, the traction of the solid colorway is nice and requires minimal wiping.
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
This multi-directional herringbone traction pattern worked really nicely.
8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Traction was hit or miss with the Kyrie 4. Dusty courts can be problematic.
8
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The traction is pretty solid but I had to wipe pretty much any chance I got.
8
Overall, traction works well on clean floors and is serviceable on dusty floors but there are better options than the Kyrie 4 traction.
6
The Sole Brothers
The traction started of really slippery but gut better after a break-in period. Unfortunately, it remained pretty inconsistent and never lived up to the high standards of previous Kyrie models.

Cushion of the Nike Kyrie 4

10
The Sole Brothers
Wow - what an improvement! The zoom unit in the heel and the full-length cushlon sole provide great impact protection, nice heel-to-toe transition and a responsive court feel. Amazing!
9
RicheeKim
The full-length cushlon provides cushion and impact protection without sacrificing court feel and responsiveness. I really enjoy this cushion setup.
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Cushion is the best it’s ever been in any Kyrie model.
8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
By far the best cushioning setup in the Kyrie line, but still pretty firm. I would have liked more impact protection.
8
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Nike Zoom unit in the heel and Cushlon foam in the forefoot is a great improvement over the Kyrie 3.
8
Heel cushioning is great and the cushlon sole is more comfortable than Phylon, but performs only decently to me during play.

Material of the Nike Kyrie 4

9
RicheeKim
Engineered mesh upper feels good and the suede on the back is a nice touch.
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Lightweight engineered mesh, nylon and suede heel - doesn't feel cheap at all!
9
The Sole Brothers
The material is nice, simple and gets the job done! One of the best materials used in the Kyrie line.
9
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The materials are really nice and don't require any break-in period.
8
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I love the sued leather panels, but the nylon backed mesh is a little disappointing.
8
Materials and build quality are about what you’d expect at the $120 retail price.

Support of the Nike Kyrie 4

9.5
RicheeKim
For me, this is one of the best support systems I ever experienced in a basketball shoe. Great lockdown and no side-to-side movement at all.
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Support on the Kyrie 4 was something I had no issues with.
9
The Sole Brothers
No heel slippage, no lateral movement, overall great support.
9
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Traditional flywire lacing system, broad base, and internal heel counter provide great support.
9
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Very smooth heel-to-toe transition, the support is my favorite feature of the Kyrie 4.
9
Overall I feel support and stability are very good and even better than the Kyrie 3. Nice job Nike!

Fit of the Nike Kyrie 4

9
RicheeKim
The half-bootie upper, traditional lacing system and narrow cut provide a great 1-1 fit after a short break-in period.
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I always felt secure in the shoe and never felt my foot sliding around at any time
9
The Sole Brothers
The fit is super nice and comfortable.
9
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
The Kyrie 4 fits like a glove.
9
The plush interior is comfortable and provides enough wiggle room to accommodate different foot shapes. There was no lateral movement or heel slippage at all!
8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I had some problems with the heel digging into my Achilles, but after breaking them in they became more comfortable.

Is Outdoor Use Recommended?

good
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Traction pattern is thick enough for outdoor use.
no
The Sole Brothers
The rubber is pretty soft, we wouldn't recommend outdoor use.

Width of the Nike Kyrie 4

slightly wide
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
I had a little dead space in the toe box.
slightly narrow
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Wide footers may want to consider going up 1/2 size.
slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
The fit is slightly narrow but less so than the Kyrie 3.
slightly narrow
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
They are a little narrow in the front.
slightly narrow
Wide footers will probably want to go up half a size due to the narrow midfoot.
very narrow
RicheeKim
The Kyrie 4 runs very narrow in my opinion, I went up half a size because of my slightly wide feet.

Size of the Nike Kyrie 4

true to size
RicheeKim
Runs true to size.
true to size
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The shoe fits snug but true to size.
true to size
The Sole Brothers
Go true to size.
true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The Kyrie 4 runs true to size.
true to size
JAHRONMON [Youtube]
Runs true to size.
true to size
True to size.
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