**I did not wear these other than trying them on in the house but figured this comparison would be helpful.
I had no interest in the HD15 low until I was told by a reader Eastbay’s description said FULL LENGTH ZOOM. I know Eastbay and Nike screws this up all the time but I thought hmm, if it is true then this shoe can be great . Unfortunately, it is the same set up as the regular HD15.
Despite the exact same set up the Zoom in the heel feels a little better for no good reason. Forefoot still feels the same though.
Cut of the Shoe
These should be called the Hyperdunk 2015 Lower, not Low. It sits somewhere between a true low and a mid. You can see how much higher it is than the Kobe’s.
A lot more coverage all around than the Curry One Low
It covers almost all of my ankle which I actually like.
This lining inside the entire shoe makes a world of difference to me.
The HD15 mid has almost no lining or cushioning inside the shoe other than the heel collar. The rest of the shoe puts Fuse right against the foot leaving the wearer with a “cold” feeling. Lining the entire inside of the HD15 low really made a big difference to how the shoe feels on foot and gives a more sock like feel.
Interior Heel Collar
Not as cool looking as the mid’s but works just as well. Very plush and cushiony
I had the same lockdown in my heel despite not having the futuristic look of the mid. Excellent lockdown in a low is always a positive. I felt no slipping at all. I guess that’s what happens with a higher cut low.
The part of the collar I really like is this part
Laces actually go through them I just didn’t thread them through for clarity.
Once tied those little “ears” wrap around the ankle and lock the foot in a lot like Brandblack’s J Crossover 2 does.
The heel counter of the mid really dug into my ankle and had to be broken in to alleviate the pain. The low has a hidden counter but it isn’t super stiff like the mid. I couldn’t even get a good shot of it because it kept bending. This is a good thing because the risk of digging is gone now. It isn’t going to stiffen up . Don’t know why the Mid is so stiff.
Nike just chopped off that ankle piece and made the lows.
Everything else is exactly the same
Here is the link to my original review
So if you want a less restrictive Hyperdunk 2015 go with the low. No ankle pain from break in, easier to put on and still retains everything that was good (and bad ) performance wise makes me like the lows much more than the mids.
Nice new layout man!
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Dang…disappointed that it’s not actually full length zoom but nonetheless thanks for checking them out. New site layout is also sweet
You prefer the clutchfit drive low over the curry 1 low? Which shoe is more comfortable, traction, lockdown, cushioning as to more responsiveness and fluidity in the transition from heel to toe movements? Is the clutchfit drive true to size and with no heel slippage, what about the curry 1 lows?
I prefer the Clutchfit low
I wrote this last week or two
Hi, Just want to know if you prefer this over the crazylight boost? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?
The HD 15 low is good at everything except cushioning . No ankle pain or break in . Crazy light boost cushioning is great but containment isn’t as good as hd15 due to Primeknit . I prefer the crazy light boost bc the cushioning is way better so I can sacrifice some containment .
Hi Schwollo, how do the Hyperdunk 15 lows perform compared to the Kobe VI? Thanks.
Hyperdunk has some good qualities . Traction is better no heel slip containment is better but cushioning isn’t very good and the upper isn’t as conforming as the Vi. I always had a little heel slip in the vi but ankle shapes vary. The hd low feels like a shoe while the Kobe vi is more sock like imo. Does that help?
I had to cop the Paul George PE since he’s my favorite player and the colorway in person is awesome!!!! Do you think if I swap the insole with my comfortable reebok question insole that it will make it feel better? I’m assuming yes but I really hope my knees don’t kill me after lol
It will feel better. Break it in and it gets a little better. Lows felt better to me for some reason. And yea I figured you were a pg fan by your name. I love him too, such a clean smooth game.
Hey I was wondering which do you recommend. Kd 8, lebron 12 low, or HD15 low? I’m a guard but I can work the post if that would matter for the shoe at all. I’d really appreciate your thoughts.
Never played in the xii low but the traction is only ok on the mids . HD 15 low is decent but cushioning is subpar still . I’d go with KD 8 . Zoom feels good but isn’t an ultra minimal shoe . Does everything well and is pretty cheap right now . .. And no doesn’t matter if you can work the post it’s all preference really