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LeBron and Durant and Nike Top NBA in Sneaker For Sales

Although King James isn’t favored to snatch the title this season, he still has the top-selling signature shoe.

The rankings are as follows: 1. LeBron James, 2. Kyrie Irving, 3. Kevin Durant, 4. Stephen Curry, 5. Michael Jordan.

Nike dominated the market with three of the five top-selling signature athletes. Of note, Durant sold more than his teammate Curry in 2017, a swap from the rankings in 2016. Nike is sitting comfortably atop the basketball sneaker market with James, Irving, and Durant.

According to NPD Group, a market research organization, Nike’s market share of the $1 billion performance basketball market was 73.5% in 2017, while the Nike-owned Jordan Brand added another 7.8% share. However, despite obtaining a massive market share in basketball performance sneakers, basketball isn’t a huge part of the footwear market.

“Basketball has fallen from its height of being an important streetwear product to really out of fashion right now,” Matt Powell told Forbes. In the performance basketball market, where shoes typically retail for around $120, peaked at $1.3 billion in 2015 but shrunk 13.6% last year.

Kyrie Irving, on the other hand, is bucking the trend by being the only one of the top five players to see an increase in his signature shoe sales last year. He may prove to be the next king of the basketball performance sneaker game.

Interestingly, retro sneakers are still seeing a healthy dose of revenue generation; according to NPD, retro is more than three times the size of performance basketball with sales at $3 billion last year. Jordan had a 65% share of retro basketball in 2017, followed by Nike (23%), adidas (9.3%), and Puma (2.3%). Although retro sneakers are not factored into the 2017 top-selling signature shoe chart, that market is certainly holding up.

Who do you think will have the best sneaker in 2018? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Nike Kyrie 4 Performance Reviews

Time to get my Uncle Drew on and get buckets in the Kyrie 4.

Traction – Multi-directional herringbone was implemented very well in this shoe. The traction pattern is aggressive enough for those who change direction quite often. There was some break-in time until the outsole really started gripping the floor but once you’ve done that you’re in for an awesome ride because it gets better with time.

You’ll occasionally have to wipe due to dusty floors but that’s the norm. I didn’t find any particular issues with lateral movements playing on top of the key or working down on the block against bigs. Everything will work well no matter the position you play.

Cushion – I’m always a sucker for a softer cushion setup because I’m a bigger player and the Nike Kyrie 4 showed showed vast improvement from its predecessor. A slightly larger 11mm thick heel Zoom unit provides nice support for those that need it but the biggest upgrade is implementing Cushlon. While it isn’t as bouncy as some people would like, it offers a very well-balanced cushion feedback while providing ample court-feel — something which Kyrie prefers due to his unique movements.

As a big man I enjoyed the setup. Would I prefer full-length Zoom or segmented Zoom in the forefoot and heel? Sure I would, however, I don’t have many complaints because the cushioning setup here offered just enough without my knees or back feeling most of the impact.

Materials – Engineered mesh is used from midfoot to the forefoot while suede is used at the heel, as well as the toewrap. Additionally, the outsole is comprised of pretty durable rubber.

High-end basketball shoes in the ’90s were priced around the $120 mark, so being that this is still considered a budget-friendly model at the same $120 price point mark is great (especially because that $120 in ’95 is $198 in today’s money). With the the Kyrie 4 you get a mixture of awesome materials. As a customer, you have to be excited.

Fit – Generally I’d say true to size — although wider-footers might need a half size up — so definitely try them on in-store. The Kyrie 4 is slightly on the narrow side due to the outsoles “teeth” extending up onto the upper. Lockdown wasn’t an issue because once laced tight you’re pretty much ready for battle. Like its predecessors, the Kyrie series has always been solid from a fit standpoint.

Support – Support generally comes directly from the fit of the shoe. In the Kyrie 4 the “teeth” keep you stabilized while the internal heel counter keeps you on the footbed. In addition to the the wider base because of the sculpted outsole structure, the soft rubber, heel Zoom, and lacing setup hold you in place without concern.

Overall – The Kyrie 4 is one of Nike’s best-performing signature shoe to date. It’s a well-rounded shoe that works with any player in a now positionless game. From the materials, support, and fit to its decent price point, the Kyrie 4 excels in every category.

I’m hoping that as the series evolves the Cushlon gets softer and more responsive (think Podulon/Cushlon in the Jordan 1 series) becuase that would really benefit a guy who plays more of a Draymond Green/LeBron-esque type of game like myself.

Ben Nethongkome, the designer of this latest model in the Kyrie series, really hit the mark. I am looking forward to the Kyrie 5, and the upcoming budget model. Great job by Nike.

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Nike Kyrie 4 “Confetti” Pefromance Reviews

Now the  Nike Kyrie 4 “Confetti” the colorful pair was released today .  and the Christmas holiday is coming , a lot of people  would like to buy this one as the gift . and now that Kyrie Irving has said goodbye to his third sneaker, so maybe this one is the last sneakers this year .

I was so luck that got one .

Today we are talking about it .

For the box ,It is new and nice with the red color.

As the confetti from the postgame celebration as a constant reminder of what it took to get to the Finals, and how it felt to fall short of the goal.Kyrie 4 “Confetti” honors Kyrie’s win-or-learn mentality and the memento that reminds him of the incredible experience he can learn from. Irving scores 19 in the second half. A 27-foot straightaway three late in the fourth brings his overall tally to 32, effectively ices the contest and prompts an exuberant, face guard-removing celebration.

The designer–Nethongkome who was born in Thailand and moved to Miami at age 10, he spends a lot of time watching  Irving and studying , working on a variety of basketball projects, Nethongkome was given the nod to take the helm of Irving’s signature line this time .  Irving has very unique and specific performance demands. So  Nethongkome according the  demands of Irving to design the new sneakers .

For the material :Nike Kyrie 4 “Confetti” Reviews used  a mix of the old and new material. Engineered mesh is featured at the forefoot and that provides you with a lightweight material that requires hardly any break-in time. also Nike Kyrie 4 “Confetti” utilized the  Nylon which glued to the underside which restricts all of the air flow, but in turn it strengthens the material.

We have to say this material is great and meet the required of Irving .Meanwhile, the heel panel is a suede material  while not premium material,it  doesn’t feel cheap at all.  for the ventilation , it is also amazing , I can feel the air through the shoes , I meant it will be good for summer  hot day .

For the cushioning : the new design of  KYRIE 4, which are based on Irving’s desire to improve underfoot cushioning that solved with the application of Cushlon midsole Zoom Air heel unit. in order to improve the grip , kyrie 4  make the the outsole’s zig-zag flex grove to make the irving quicker on the corner. The cushion come back  that I’ve been waiting on for a very long time. Not only is Cushlon used, but it makes up the entire midsole,the zig-zag flex grove is amazing ,also it  looks  nice . The Kyrie 3 has no cushion aside from the heel Zoom Air unit,so this time , the kyrie 4  bought the cushioning back , it is the best new for us , usually the Cushlon is implemented with a Phylon carrier to the softer, but for Kyrie ,  it is also can provide the response  .

The midsole is actually  thin at the forefoot ,and  the bounce-back that Cushlon usually offers is minimized. I felt the  Bounce,such as the Adidas , this setup proved to be a well balanced offering of cushioning and court feel. I like it very much .the court feeling is amazing .

For the supporting : The zig-zag flex grove like the teeth, The teeth wrap up and around the forefoot to stabilize the Cushlon a bit while also slightly caging the forefoot. it is also offer the supporting for  Kyrie 4 , though the supporting just so so , but seems it doesnt matter .

Kyrie 4 has an internal heel counter at the rear. But it isn’t quite as strong as TPU or carbon fiber which can offer the great supporting  , the midsole up front is wide and sits low,so the sculpted also acts as like an outrigger, which is a huge bonus.maybe someone  dont like this design that have not enough supporting

For the traction : Kyrie 4 is comprised of multi-directional herringbone which aggressive  traditional and  improve  the grip .

this type of rubber worked really well on a variety of courts and conditions. Although the outsoles started off a bit slick the first and I felt it will be brake  up sometime . Effectively decoupling the sole, this feature enhances traction and response from side to side, forming more seamless transitions. Once again, the outsole wraps up and around the foot, this time forming a fanged sidewall that emphasizes that the shoe was built for speed.

Overall , the amazing design of idea , it is look nice colorway ,for the fitting ,it is snug but true to size. Wide footers may want to consider going up 1/2 size.then the  cushioning is also great . dont miss it  ,it is the best gift  for the new Jordans 2018 .

Please stay tuned our website , there are more the info .

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Nike Kyrie 4 performance reviews

Traction on the Kyrie 4 is comprised of multi-directional herringbone — a favorite of mine. I love when traction patterns are aggressive yet traditional; this one mixes a little bit of the old with a little bit of the new.

This type of coverage worked really well on a variety of courts and conditions. Although the outsoles started off a bit slick the first couple of nights — I think there’s some residue on the soles to start — they consistently got better with each wear. That made wiping the outsoles something that wasn’t required very often.

I still feel that the the past two Kyrie models offered a bit more bite than the Kyrie 4, but I don’t think that that’s a bad thing. This traction pattern worked really nicely without feeling like you could break your own ankles at a moment’s notice.

Cushion is the best it’s ever been in any Kyrie model with the Kyrie 4.

The heel still features a Zoom Air unit, that I felt was unnecessary for the most part as I tend to stay off my heels. However, if you happen to use your heel then coverage from the Zoom unit is there.

What I loved about the shoe is that the design team brought Cushlon back into the fold — something that I’ve been waiting on for a very long time. Not only is Cushlon used, but it makes up the entire midsole. Usually Cushlon is implemented with a Phylon carrier to the softer/bouncier foam mixture, but not this time around.

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.

If Cushlon is used on the Kyrie line from here on out then the line may go from being one of my least anticipated models of the year to one of my most anticipated models.

Like the outsole, the materials along the upper are a mix of the old and new. Engineered mesh is featured at the forefoot and that provides you with a lightweight material that requires hardly any break-in time. Nylon is glued to the underside which restricts all of the air flow, but in turn it strengthens the material.

Meanwhile, the heel panel is a suede material that, while not premium, doesn’t feel cheap at all. In fact, it only makes me scratch my head at the materials used on the Kobe AD Mid even more than I already had. For $120, the Kyrie 4 feels like it could’ve been priced at the Kobe AD Mid’s $150 (I’m glad it wasn’t though).

Prices on these shoes are still ridiculous even with basketball market sales dropping over the past couple of years. Having some of the best performers of the year being priced under $150 is great for consumers and a head scratching moment for brands because some of the $150 and up models are not as well rounded.

I suppose it can be compared a bit to the movie industry. Films with smaller budgets tend to have greater impact and story telling even though they have to stretch a limited budget. That forces creatives to be, well, creative. Nowadays, the films with massive budgets often are lackluster and filled with eye candy but not much payoff.

Durability of the rear panel has been great thus far and the durability of the mesh should be okay with the nylon glued to it. Without it I think it’d likely rip over time time as it had on the Kobe 8 after extensive use.

The shoe fits snug but true to size. Wide footers may want to consider going up 1/2 size. If you’ve worn any of the past Kyrie models, I’d highly recommend you stick with the same size you wore comfortably in those because they feel like they’re all built on the same last.

Lockdown was solid up and down. The lacing is traditional so there’s little room for error there. As stated above, the forefoot is snug, which is something I personally enjoy. I always felt secure in the shoe and never felt my foot sliding around at any time — much like my experiences in the Kyrie 1-3.

Support on the Kyrie 4 was something I had no issues with. The midsole doesn’t cradle you in the way that I personally prefer (like a Dame 4 or Curry 4) but 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.

You can’t see it, but the Kyrie 4 has an internal heel counter at the rear. It isn’t quite as strong as something like external TPU or carbon fiber, but it more than gets the job done and ensures your heel remains atop the footbed without sliding over.

There isn’t a traditional outrigger in place, but the midsole up front is wide and sits low. The way it’s sculpted also acts as like an outrigger, which is a huge bonus.

Overall, the Nike Kyrie 4 is Nike’s best performer this year. Its very well-rounded on all fronts in a way that makes the Kyrie 4 more like a nike lebron 15. 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.

I’m not a huge fan of the Kyrie line overall but if this is the direction Nike plans on going with the line then may change. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved aspects of the past models, especially the traction, but the brick-like Phylon has been anything but forgiving. Even the Curry 4’s foam midsole is more forgiving than the Phylon used on past Kyries, so the return of Cushlon was a great choice to bring a bit more balance to the low profile tooling.

I don’t believe I’ve said this all year, because it hadn’t been deserved, but great job Nike Basketball. This is the kind of shoe that I’ve been waiting for all year.

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