Meant to elevate player’s performances during the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, the Nike Hyperdunk opened the technical possibilities in how basketball sneakers are designed up to that period of time. Rather than a cumbersome upper for support, thick midsole for stability, and straps for optimal fit, the Nike Hyperdunk went with a somewhat counterintuitive approach. Outfitted with high tensile Flywire upper and lightweight Zoom Air cushion sole, the Nike Hyperdunk was able to actualized the athletes optimal performance potentials without any sacrifices. Now, five generations later, the Nike Hyperdunk undergoes another innovative evolution with brand new Nike Flywire, the most advanced variant yet. True to its original design, the new Flywire acts like a pulley system and channels tense where ever support is in need. A new foam and mesh upper equals more weight reduction and breathability. Meanwhile, a redesigned heel clip provides additional lockdown stability. But the biggest difference is the new Lunarlon midsole instead of the Zoom Air unit, giving the new Hyperdunk an even more responsive performance. To be seen at the new Basketball Arena in London’s Olympic Park, one of the largest temporary structure erected for the games, the Nike Hyperdunk 2012 (aka Nike Lunar Hyperdunk) are also available on NikeStore.com.
Nike Hyperdunk 2012 – Team Brazil
Color: Volt/Gorge Green
Nike Hyperdunk 2012 – Team China
Color: University Gold/University Red