Though its just a year since their introduction in the Olympics, engineers and designers over at Nike have already created the next generation of Hyperdunk, the Hyperize.
A basketball footwear that is even lighter than the Hyperdunk, if that was possible, it retained much of the construct as the Hyperdunk, with the Lunar Foam sole and Flywire embeds on the upper. What has changed, however, was the “architecture”. The Flywire are now in a cross lattice arrangement while a reduction in the midsole’s composition also took place. But rest assure, the Nike Hyperize will still function as intended, if not excel, on the basketball court. The Nike Hyperize will debut at sporting goods retailers starting July.
In the upcoming Asia Pack, elements representing each nations are incorporated into the design. Aside from national colors, Nike took in consideration the athletic heritage of each. The Philippine Edition exemplify the colors of its national flag. Simple blue and white are the 2 colors you’ll find on the Taiwan National Basketball Team, who will debut this version in the 2009 William Jones’ Cup International Tournament. Hong Kong is represented by mostly black and white fare, symbolic for the skyscrapers overlooking the Southorn Playground, a Mecca for HK basketball enthusiasts, at night. Where it all started last year, the China Edition will be in a silver grid on white, reminiscent of the “Bird Nest” Stadium in Beijing. Rounding out the Nike Hyperize – Asia Pack is Champion Edition, in gold and white.