Written and directed by Ron Shelton, not only is the 1992 film White Men Can’t Jump filled with enough insult humor and b-ball rants, it also depicted the hustling nature of street-ball. Followed suit after the Transformers II Collection, Nike designed 2 new Hyperize edition featuring the 2 fast talking characters, including Sidney Deane, played by Wesley Snipes. Directly influenced by Deane’s oddly layering outfit of cycling bibs and tank top, the Hyperize feature a flip-up tongue tab in orange, in reference to Deane’s flip-up COLNAGO bike cap. Like the Billy Hoyle version of the collection, a quote from the movie was imprinted, this time on the sock liner – “You can listen to Jimi but you can’t hear him”. Similar to Hyperdunk, the Hyperize made use of the same Lunar Foam sole and Flywire embeds on the upper. However, in a a different construct to reduce weight further. Making it even lighter than Hyperdunk.
Color: Black/White/Sport Red