Two years after the release of the Nike Zoom Hyperflight, there was a lot for the Nike design team to be happy about: they successfully built a shoe that moved the brand even closer to co-founder Bill Bowerman ultralight-weight design mission and it was defiantly futuristic. But, this time also revealed the need for improvements in the stability of a shoe of this type, inspiring Aaron Cooper and his design team to rethink every detail and eventually arrive at 2003’s Zoom Ultraflight. Cooper notes that this shoe is “half tradition, half amazing,” bringing together the premium leather we expect in a basketball shoe with TPU and mesh technology . Every element was to be on display, including the inner comfort liner that had to both look good and perform well to the translucent shell that came together to bring the needed traction and support the Hyperflight lacked. The result is a finished product that pushed Nike Basketball forward with incredible momentum. More looks at the 2003 Nike Zoom Ultraflight, which is featured within our on-going RE-Fresh segment, are the after the jump.