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Made4Fighters reviews the Nike Hyper KO

Nike Hyper KO Review

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It’s an exciting time for those who love to test drive the latest in combat sports wear & equipment, as Nike have recently released a couple of major updates into their boxing boots line-up. 


As Europe’s biggest MMA, Boxing & Combat sports retailer; we couldn’t wait to welcome these boots into our catalogue, and we’d like to invite you to check out the latest gems from Nike’s boxing boots range.


Working closely with professional fighters and amateur boxers; Nike have taken their craftsmanship to the next level by engineering boxing footwear which is truly tailormade for serious fighters. 


Newcomers to the sport will also benefit, and from the feedback we’ve received, the step-up in quality is immediately appreciable. 


Moving from your standard pair of boxing boots, to the latest editions of the Nike Hyper KO, whether that be the first or second edition completely transform your sparring sessions, allowing you to comfortably spar with intensity for longer as you float like the proverbial butterfly.


But what’s so special about the Hyper KO and why are they so popular? Read on to find out our take on the two heavyweight contenders.

Boxers up and down the competitive ladder will often sport Nike boots, and their sportswear is trusted pretty much universally as the brand has all but mastered the art of balancing premium materials with customer-friendly prices.

Nike Hyper KO 1 Review

The debut of Nike's HyperKO boxing boots on the market marked a significant triumph and acclaim. These pioneering footwear items, introduced for the first time, quickly garnered the attention of both athletes and enthusiasts within the boxing community. Their release, which took place in the early 2000s, set a new standard for performance and style in the realm of boxing gear. 


First of all, what do we love about these shoes? Well, they’re incredibly light, you’re looking at less than 300 grams for a size 9 boot and the engineering will make them feel short of that modest total whilst on your feet.

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You’ll feel like you’re gliding across the canvas and footwork sessions become an absolute treat, benefiting from Nike’s patented (and suitably named) Flywire technology, giving the Hyper KO boots strength whilst not adding anything in terms of bulk.


They’re also a favourite of Manny Pacquiao; and if they’re good enough for Pac Man, they’re good enough for the rest of us.

There are a boat load of colour options, and we’ve posted a few of our personal favourites below ;

Nike Hyper KO Features

- Flywire Support Technology: A design that is both light in weight and sturdy, incorporating Flywire support technology to offer unmatched stability and agility.


- Lockdown Strap: Strategically placed lockdown strap in the forefoot area for enhanced support and a locked-in feel.


- Mesh Construction: For weight reduction, breathability, ventilation, and moisture management to help stay cool.


- Feather-Light Design: Weighing just 290 grams (size 9), these boots offer feather-light.

Nike Hyper KO sizes available: UK 3.5 (US 4) - UK 12 (US 13)

Nike Hyper KO Colours Available: Black/Silver, White/Red, White/Gold, Red/White, Black/Gold, Grey/Volt, Green.

With Nike’s sportswear selection, it’s never solely about functionality, they’ve got to look the part and exude that trademark swag expected of Nike.


These boots are are also absolutely ideal for those fighters who love to show off with brash ring gear, sporting sleek designs in a whole host of hard-hitting colour schemes to match your shorts, gloves & mouth guard.

White Nike Hyper KO 2 Review

Nike Hyper KO 2 Review

Shifting our focus to the Nike HyperKO 2 boxing boots, these represent the most recent addition to the lineup.


Following the immense popularity of their predecessors, often hailed as among the most favoured boxing shoes of all time, the HyperKO 2 boots bring to the table enhanced technology and updated aesthetics.


The HyperKO 2's ability to balance advanced features with the comfort and style that athletes have come to expect from Nike has made them a standout choice for both new and seasoned boxers alike.


At Made4Fighters, our team of specialists appreciates the gentle and soft materials that encase your foot comfortably. Designed with performance in mind, these shoes are not just about comfort. It's common for first-time wearers to pull up the fly net sock, which means there's no need to tighten the laces excessively. 


Over-tightening could cause damage, but should that occur, the shoes can be easily repaired or re-stitched. But thats not what you want!


Nike HyperKO 2 Release Date: June 2020

Nike Hyper KO 2 Review

Nike Hyper KO 2 Features

- Snug Sock-Fit: Impeccable fit featuring stretch zones.


- Light Cage Structure: Boosts movement and nimbleness with featherlight support layers and a skin-like feel.


- Flyknit Upper by Nike: Engineered for superior air flow and a snug, glove-like fit.


- Advanced Cushioning: Peerless comfort and impact protection via cutting-edge cushion technology.

Nike Hyper KO 2 sizes available: UK 3.5 (US 4) - UK 12 (US 13)

Nike Hyper KO 2 Colours Available: Teal/Grey, Blue/Black, Grey/Silver, Red/Black, Limited Edition 121

Nike Hyper KO Review

While some individuals continue to show loyalty to the original model, a considerable number have expressed a preference for the newer iteration. It appears that once boxers find a pair of shoes that suits them, they tend to remain loyal to that choice. 

Nike Hyper KO Tips

- Opt for a half size larger for an improved fit.


- Spend time wearing them indoors to soften them, minimising the risk of blisters.


-Consider applying tape for additional ankle stability.

Nike has used its innovative Flywire support technology to make the boot lightweight without compromising on strength. In order to withstand the powerful torque generated by boxers during punching, a lockdown strap has been placed in the forefoot area. 


Nike's Flywire support system has allowed the HyperKO to be designed with a significant amount of mesh, which not only reduces weight but also facilitates ventilation and moisture management, making it an ideal choice for boxers looking for top-notch performance footwear.

Boxing equipment at Made4Fighters

In addition to boasting the latest Nike boxing shoes available on the web at outstanding price points; we're also proud to stand as an officially authorised retailer of all of Nike’s combat sports gear, and whether we’re talking boxing or MMA, Made4Fighters has you covered. We also stock the latest from the most sought after brands in the boxing industry, so make sure to check out everything we have to offer from Adidas Combat Sports and Ringside Boxing, as well as our old favourites; Venum, Hayashi & Sandee.

Nike HyperKO FAQ

What is the new Hyper KO?

The new Hyper KO is an advanced boxing shoe designed by Nike, offering enhanced support, agility, and comfort for athletes.

How do Nike Hyper Ko fit?

Nike Hyper Ko shoes are designed to offer a snug, supportive fit. It's recommended to buy a half size up for optimal comfort.

How much does the Nike HyperKO weigh?

The Nike HyperKO is known for its lightweight design, although the exact weight can vary depending on the size.

Do Nike Hyper Ko run small?

Yes, Nike Hyper Ko shoes tend to run small, suggesting the purchase of a half size larger than your usual size.

Do Nike HyperKO 2 run small?

Similar to the original HyperKO, the Nike HyperKO 2 also runs small. Opting for a half size larger is advisable for a better fit.

Can I put my Nike HyperKO in the washing machine?

It is not recommended to wash your Nike HyperKO shoes in a washing machine as it may damage the materials and construction. Hand cleaning is advised for longevity and maintaining the integrity of the shoe.