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Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Nike Air Hyperflight (2001)

Following on the heels of the technologically advanced Nike Shox BB4 released in 2000, Nike continued with the futuristic theme by designing a shoe that, as lead designer Eric Avar put it, would be exactly what Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman would make himself: the Nike Air Hyperflight. …

Nike – Insider Access to USA Basketball | Video

Nike Basketball gives us an inside look at the collective mindset of both the 2012 USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. A video dedicated to the men’s squad features interviews with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Deron Williams, Andre Iguodala, Tyson Chandler, James Harden and Coach …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Nike Shox BB4 (2000)

Vince Carter‘s “dunk of death” during the United States’ match-up against France at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney made Carter an icon. But looking closer at his amazing play you will soon find Nike‘s own hero strapped to his feet, the Nike Shox BB4. Released in …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air Flightposite (1999)

Designed to match the long, fluid lines of a concept car and be a “seamless extension of your body,” Nike Basketball‘s Air Flightposite represents another milestone in the brand’s storied footwear history, which is the subject of today’s edition of Nike’s “20 Designs That Changed the Game” …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air Foamposite One (1997)

The revolutionary Nike Air Foamposite One, first launched in 1997, is the latest shoe to get the “20 Designs that Changed the Game” treatment, in which Nike takes a look back at its 20 most iconic basketball sneakers, ranging from 1992 to 2012. For lead designer Eric …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air More Uptempo (1996)

According to Wilson Smith, the designer behind the Nike Air More Uptempo, the mid-’90s were “a bigger than-life-time.” That sense of maximalism was the driving force behind the creation of the shoe, the latest subject of Nike Basketball‘s “20 Designs That Changed the Game” retrospective. In creating …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 WMNS Air Swoopes (1996)

Next in line for the spotlight during Nike Basketball‘s look back at the “20 Designs that Changed the Game” is a sneaker that signified a turning point for both sneaker design and the game itself: the Air Swoopes. Designed specifically for who is arguably the greatest female ball player …

Nike Basketball 1992-2012 Air Penny (1995)

Nike‘s summer of basketball, in which the brand profiles “20 Designs that Changed the Game,” has taken us to the Air Force 180 Low, Air Flight Huarache, Air Raid, Air Max2 CB, and now the Air Penny, originally released in 1995. Penny Hardaway’s distinctive style of play, …