Many people may entangle in choosing Kyrie 4 or Kyrie 5. So we want to compare the performance of Kyrie 4 and Kyrie 5 to you today.
For the wrapping performance, I think Kyrie 5 is better than Kyrie 4. The vamp of Kyrie 4 is softer and thinner.
But Kyrie 5 uses its knitted fabric to reinforce the vamp. And it has the Dionaea muscipula design, after fastening the Dionaea muscipula, the vamp can lock well your instep.
But Kyrie 4 only have Flywire. The foot maybe easy to slip in the shoes.
The supporting performance of Kyrie 5 is also better than Kyrie 4.
Although Kyrie 4 also fit well the foot, but if you want better wrapping performance, I suggest you to choose Kyrie 5.
But I think that the anti-torsion performance and lateral support of Kyrie 4 is better than Kyrie 5.
As you know, Kyrie 4 uses full-length Cushlon, but Kyrie 5 only adds a piece of Zoom Turbo air cushion on forefoot. And I think that the Kyrie 4’s center of gravity is lower, it’s also better than Kyrie 5.
In additional, Kyrie 4 has a unguiculate upturning design on the outside. So the lateral supporting performance of Kyrie 4 is also better than Kyrie 5. I prefer to the lateral support of Kyrie 4.
For cushion performance, I also think that Kyrie 4 is better a lot than Kyrie 5. Firstly, the Zoom Turbo effect the first step of my starting, although the cushion performance of Cushlon is not excellent, but it’s moderate, not too soft and not too stiff, it has good starting speed. And the cushion of heelpiece Zoom is also moderate.
So what about the cushion feeling of Kyrie 5?
The cushion of Kyrie 5 likes brick, it’s too stiff.
And the starting feeling of Kyrie 4 is great. It is affixed to ground. It can give you an obvious feedback when urgent start and urgent stop.
If you pursue fast starting, I suggest you to choose Kyrie 4.
For traction performance, both of the shoes have the appearance of slipping. After breaking-in, the traction performance of Kyrie 4 and Kyrie 5 is both great.
Let’s talk about the outsole, the characteristics of Kyrie 5’s outsole is more obvious than Kyrie 4.
Overall, after comparing, I recommend you to choose Kyrie 5. As it has good vamp supporting performance.
And the vamp of Kyrie fit well the foot. You don’t need to worry when making movements. Although the cushion and anti-torsion performance of Kyrie 4 is excellent, but the vamp support is not good. So it will has some problem when actual combat.
For cost performance, as Kyrie 5 is new model and it has many colorways, so you have many choices for Kyrie 5.