The futuristic Nike Flight Bonafide is marketed as a basketball shoe, though reviewers seem to agree that its place isn’t necessarily on the court. The mid-height sneaker with pod-like midsole accents certainly has a unique design. While reviewers lauded the shoe as ultra comfortable and stylish, it just doesn’t hold up as a basketball shoe. Lack of support and stability make it a poor choice for a game of b-ball. Most reviewers chose instead to wear the high-top sneaker casually. Wear it as a spectator, but opt for something else as a player.
The biggest downfall of the Bonafide? The poorly thought out upper design. Overall, it lacks support and doesn’t provide adequate lockdown. Without a lacing system to help adjust the fit, the result is a super sloppy feel with an overly aggressive ankle hold.
- Stretchy Flyknit upper construction
- Instead of laces, there’s a zipper closure
- Large circular side pods filled with Nike Air cushioning
- EVA foam midsole cushion
- Rubber outsole
- High-top design