7.3
Average Rating
PROS:
  • Good traction
  • Works well outdoors
CONS:
  • The fit is very weird
  • Little impact protection
Summary of 5 Expert Reviews:
At an incredible retail price of only $80, the "Flytrap" is Kyries most affordable basketball shoe so far. But does it perform like a true signature model?
Reviewers agree that the traction is by far the best aspect of this shoe. One reviewer even suggests that the Kyrie 4 should use the outer sole of this budget model. Unfortunately, the cost-cutting is very obvious in the setup of the cushioning which comes with a tiny Zoom bag and thin Phylon insole. Other performance aspects of the Kyrie Flytrap are very basic but mostly get their jobs done.
Most reviewers would rather save $40 more and go for the Kyrie 4, but the Flytrap might work well for wide-footers or if you are looking for a cheap outdoors shoe.

Price Comparison:

Official Retail Price: $79.99
* Prices were last updated on 22nd June 2018 by testing all available discount codes and including possible shipping costs. Apply discount codes at checkout.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap:

8.2
The Sole Brothers
This is by far the cheapest signature model on the market but it's still a very good performer. We enjoyed it a lot!
7.5
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
Considering that the Kyrie Flytrap is a budget model it gets the job done, but it's nothing spectacular. Save some extra money and get the Kyrie 4.
7.4
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Not a bad shoe for $80, but I would opt for discounted Kyrie 4s — unless you happen to have a wide foot.
6.8
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
I can't recommend the Kyrie Flytrap from a performance standpoint. The Flytrap feels so cheap that it doesn’t even feel like it was made by Nike.
6.7
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Is it worth your $80 bucks? I don’t think so.

Traction of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap

9.5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The traction on the Kyrie Flytrap is excellent
9
The Sole Brothers
Awesome stopping power and dust wasn't a big problem because of the wide traction pattern.
8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The traction is very good on lateral moves, but I had problems with the straight-line stopping power.
8
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The traction is the best aspect of the Kyrie Flytrap and comes very close to the original Kyrie 4.
7
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
Works well on well-maintained courts, but I had problems on old and dusty courts.

Cushion of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap

7
The Sole Brothers
The Phylon cushioning isn't great but a lot softer than the extremely hard cushioning of the Kyrie 2 and 3.
7
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The cushion in the Nike Kyrie Flytrap is about as minimal as it gets.
7
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The Phylon cushion setup isn't horrible.
6
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The Zoom bag found here is comically small and provides very little impact protection. The wafer-thin Phylon insole doesn't help much either.

Material of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap

9
The Sole Brothers
The material is super thin, very comfortable, and doesn't require any break-in period.
9
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I was pleasantly surprised by the thin woven material used on the upper material.
8
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
The basic materials feel light and comfortable and get the job done.
7
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The mesh-like knit provides a lot of support and containment.

Support of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap

8
The Sole Brothers
There were no issues with support, lockdown, and stability.
7
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I am not a big fan of the burrito style tongue, but lockdown and support are still decent.
7
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The support in the shoe is adequate overall.
7
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
The Flytrap’s ankle support isn’t necessarily bad, just not very comfortable or confidence-inspiring.
5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
The support was slightly below OK.

Fit of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap

8
The Sole Brothers
The fit of this shoe was off in our regular sizes. Think about going down at least half a size.
7
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
The fit didn't work very well for me because of my narrow feet.
6
Zac Dubasik [SoleCollector.com]
I had to wear a second pair of socks to fill the dead space in the forefoot.
5
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
Everything about the fit for me was weird.

Is Outdoor Use Recommended?

good
The Sole Brothers
The rubber is pretty hard and should be very good outdoors!
good
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
I like these shoes better outdoors than indoors.
good
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
I should note that taking the Kyrie Flytrap outdoors was awesome as it gripped the blacktop nicely.

Width of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap

very wide
NightWing2303 [weartesters.com]
It feels like the shoe was made for wide footers.
slightly wide
The Sole Brothers
A lot of toe-space.
slightly wide
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
There is a lot of dead space in the toe box.
slightly wide
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
A lot of dead space in the toebox.

Size of the Nike Kyrie Flytrap

1 size large
The Sole Brothers
Go down half a size- these are stupid long.
true to size
Nelson Chan @Hoop and Life
True to size lengthwise.