Last but not least, we have the Nike Zoom Hyperflight “Shanghai: Shark” edition, the final design within the carnivorous trio from Nike Basketball. Similar to fore-mentioned Nike Zoom Hyperflight “Beijing: Lion” and Nike Zoom Hyperflight “Guangzhou: Tiger”, the “Shanghai: Shark” not only highlights an apex predator of the natural world, but the city of Shanghai itself as well. Known simply as “Shen” centuries ago, this port city is China’s largest with a population of 23 million people, followed by Beijing and Guangzhou. Partly occupied by foreigners at one time as concessions to China’s numerous wars, Shanghai came to its own unique brand of multiculturalism during the 1800s, with distinctive influences from England, France, United States, Russia, and Japan. As basketball gained in popularity during the last decade, you’ll also find its influence within layers of Shanghai’s culture.
In a shark-like colorway of blue-grey, the Nike Zoom Hyperflight “Shanghai: Shark” edition highlights the city’s long association with river and sea. Featuring a silver-tone overlay, aquamarine accents, along with perforated leather and Chinese character of “?”, or “Shen,” Shanghai’s old name, onto the shoe’s insole, the “Shanghai: Shark”, as well as Nike Zoom Hyperflight Premium “Beijing: Lion”, and the Nike Zoom Hyperflight Premium “Guangzhou: Tiger” are available now through select Nike China retail locations. If everything goes accordingly, the collection will also be available to consumers in the US two weeks from now.
Nike Zoom Hyperflight Premium
Color: Dark Armory Blue/Gamma Blue
Now – China Only
August 2nd, 2013 (Saturday) – Rest Of The World