NIKE Kyrie 5 is quite special. The appearance is cool. The feedback of cushion on half sole is good. And its great flexibility coordinates very well with the cushion. And it’s made by the request of Kyrie. So it’s always a pair of hot-sale shoes. Today we want to show you its configuration by deconstructing it.
Spliting the left shoe from middle
From the side cross section, we can see the big ZOOM TURBO Air Cushion on the half sole.
Separating the vamp of right shoe with the insole
The vamp has Dionaea muscipula structure. With the Flywire technology, the vamp can fit very well with the foot.
The vamp is seamed with the material which is similar to Flywire
After wearing a period of time, the printing on the shoe-pad has been worn away.
The surface material of insole fabric is EVA.
The reverse side of non-woven insole fabric
After uncovering the insole fabric, we can see the big ZOOM TURBON Air Cushion on half sole. There are many dents on the right side.
The reverse side of ZOOM TURBO Air Cushion also has many dents. It’s to improve the multi-directional flexibility.
The ZOOM TURBO Air Cushion isn’t flat as other similar air cushion. It has obvious radian. It perfectly correspond to the outline of outsole.
The length of size EUR42.5 ZOOM TURBO Air Cushion is about 111.74mm
The width of size EUR42.5 ZOOM TURBO Air Cushion is about 84.82m
The thickness of size EUR42.5 ZOOM TURBO Air Cushion is about 8.20mm.
From the window of insole on half sole, we can see the ZOOM TURBO Air Cushion directly.
The insole is added with the rubber and plastic material on the position where is near to the outsole to protect the air cushion.
The rubber and plastic material can also improve the stability.
The outsole is with the grain of FATIMA eyes. It has great traction performance on all directions.
The thickness of size EUR42.5 insole and outsole on half sole is about 17.60mm
The thickness of size EUR42.5 insole and outsole on rear sole is about 21.54mm. The difference of level is about 3.94mm
What do you think for the new technology of Kyrie 5?
Let’s have a look at the evolutionary process of Kyrie 3 to Kyrie 5.
From up to down is Kyrie 3, Kyrie 4 and Kyrie 5. From the side cross section, we can see that the Air Cushion of Kyrie 3 and Kyrie 4 is on the rear sole and near to the innersole. The air cushion of Kyrie 5 is on the half sole and near to the inner position.
From left to right is Kyrie 3, Kyrie 4 and Kyrie 5, we can see that the air cushion area of Kyrie 4 is bigger than Kyrie 3, and both of Kyrie 3 and Kyrie 4 have TPU arch supporting plate. The air cushion area of Kyrie 5 is quite big, but it doesn’t have arch supporting plate.
From left to right is Kyrie 3, Kyrie 4 and Kyrie 5, from the grain of outsole, we can see that Kyrie series has improved a lot on the outsole for better traction.
Vamp: The inspiration comes from the Dionaea muscipula. With the Flywire technology, it can lock the foot perfectly.
Insole: The stability is great. The feedback from ZOOM Air Cushion on half sole is great. The super big ZOOM Air Cushion almost cover all of half sole. The feeling of 8mm thick air cushion is very stable. You can control each step very well.
Overall: The improvement of Kyrie 5 is made by the request of Kyrie. The improvement is very useful for the defenders who prefer to turning. Overall, the performance of Kyrie 5 is great. Don’t miss it if you like it.