Nike Zoom Clear Out REVIEW – More Than A Budget Model?

Another one… I’m back again with yet another budget model from Nike.

Nike is now making budget models like pancakes. This time we have a shoe endorsed by Draymond Green itself. Unlike LeBron James (talking about the Nike ZOOM Witness), D. Green has been seen wearing his Nike ZOOM Clear Out bunch of times, even in the Olympic games with USA team. That means they’re supposed to be great performers.

Let’s find out! Welcome to my Nike ZOOM Clear Out Review – performance break down, personal thoughts & scores.

SPEC SHEET


WEIGHT: 510 g. / 1lb 2 oz

TECH: FLYWIRE, ZOOM AIR (in the forefoot)

TYPE: MID TOP

COLORWAYS: 8+

FIT: HALF A SIZE DOWN

RETAIL PRICE: $100

BD RATING: 8/10

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PERFORMANCE


 

MATERIALS

VERSATILE SETUP

The Nike ZOOM Clear Out features knitted Mesh upper with Fuse overlays in high wear areas and Foam ankle collar. Really dope setup for those who like supportive, lightweight uppers with solid breathability and still enjoyable comfort for your foot.

Obviously, you’re not getting the same feel that you would get from Primeknit or Flyknit uppers. But, personally, I didn’t experience any comfort issues, no break-in time is needed and to have additional support from the actual upper is always a plus for me.

In addition, we have that Foam ankle extension with tons of padding inside. Always nice to see these type of premium features on a budget model. Keep it going Nike.

I will talk more about the ankle collar in a bit, stay tuned.

 

CUSHION

RESPONSSIVE & LOW TO THE GROUND

There’s a ZOOM Air unit in the forefoot area and the rest of the midsole is Phylon. In other words, this is a basic Nike’s budget cushion setup which does provide with great responsiveness & moderate impact protection. Of course, not always it does a decent job (like the Nike ZOOM Witness), but this time it really does.

Even so, this isn’t my type of style cushion setup as I like to feel tons of bounce underneath. So if you that type of guy, then you probably wouldn’t enjoy this setup. However, guards or lighter players will enjoy this setup quite a bit since it offers plenty of court feel & responsiveness.

 

TRACTION

IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT

Nike decided to transfer the Nike Hyperrev 2016’s outsole to the ZOOM Clear Out and it’s a perfect decision since this traction pattern performs beyond average on both models.

Solid grip with the hardwood, steady stopping power & nice move coverage – a full package. Also, I didn’t receive any major slippage problems on any type of court, as on dirty courts minimal wiping is required.

In addition, the outsole looks very durable, so outdoor players are allowed to throw them outdoors without any worries.

 

FIT

A BIT LONG

Fit is definitely one of the main highlights of the ZOOM Clear Out. As I mentioned before, the knitted Mesh upper does give you quite a bit of support, while still providing that nice one-to-one fit.

Probably the most favorite part of the shoe is the ankle extension with huge padding inside. It offers that lovely pillow like feel for your ankles, fair amount of support and adds more premium feel to the whole sneaker.

On top of that, we have a burrito style tongue which helps to obtain even better fit.

The Nike ZOOM Clear Out runs a bit long, so for wide footers I’d recommend trying them on before buying. Now regular/narrow footers should go ½ a size down to receive the best possible performance.

 

SUPPORT

ONE HELL OF A SETUP

From support perspective, it doesn’t look like a budget model. An internal heel counter, Nylon straps for better containment, molded external heel counter, Phylon wings on lateral sides to keep your foot from rolling over, an asymmetric tongue, outriggers and arch support underneath. That’s impressive.

With a proper size this shoes is impressive in terms of support – sturdy lockdown in every area of the shoe. Nylon strings at first two eyelets lock your forefoot, while Phylon wings hold your foot on lateral side. In addition, an internal & external heel counters with asymmetric tongue pull your heel straight into the footbed.

During the performance test, I didn’t receive any heel slippage, my feet were strongly locked in the entire playing time. So, this support setup is really impressive and when you think that they’re retailed at $100 it becomes even more impressive.

 

OVERALL

The Nike ZOOM Clear Out is another solid budget model from Nike – lightweight & supportive upper, low to the ground cushion tooling, A+ support and traction which is better than on some main models.

Obviously, they’re not top selling sneakers, so you can easily grab them under $100 at Nike outlets or other retailers. And I mean this is the best scenario for people who don’t overlook a budget model.

I highly recommend you trying them out, especially if you’re looking for a solid outdoor sneaker with more than average performance with a low price tag – this is an ideal pick up for you.


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Hope you enjoyed my Performance Review on the NIKE ZOOM CLEAR OUT.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment down below! 🙂

6 thoughts on “Nike Zoom Clear Out REVIEW – More Than A Budget Model?

  • May 27, 2017 at 2:09 am
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    One thing that you said I focused on is how you said D. Green actually wears the shoe he endorses. This makes me more attracted to what he has to say about the quality of the shoe. Very good information.

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    • July 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm
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      Thanks, Ronnie

      I %100 agree with you. This fact really raises the ZOOM CLEAR OUT’S value by quite a bit. If the NBA star wears them, that means they perform on a high level.

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  • May 28, 2017 at 12:04 pm
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    Wow, it was really interesting, I enjoyed reading. Look forward to reading more good materials on the subject. Thank you for sharing this!

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  • December 27, 2017 at 7:05 am
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    Hey quick thought! This shoe or the hyperdunk 2015? In your opinion, which would be better for a 6 1 pg?

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    • December 28, 2017 at 5:52 pm
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      No doubt you should take the Zoom Clear Out’s for sure. Just simply better overall performance, especially for a pg like you.

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