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The Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Features a Towering Flyknit Build

Engineered for today's fast-paced game
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Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Having debuted at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, the Nike Hyperdunk gets a major overhaul eight years later, just in time for this year's games in Rio. The performance basketball shoe combines an ultra-high Nike Flyknit upper with an enhanced full-length Zoom Air. The former delivers a breathable locked-in feel, working in tandem with Flywire cables, integrated into the forefoot as well as the midfoot, providing more support for pivots, cuts and jumps. Since the Zoom Air unit is placed directly under foot, a hollow core is formed between the unit and the outsole, resulting in a springy trampoline effect. A supportive heel counter and a herringbone-tread outsole round out the details. The Nike Hyperdunk 2016 launches in the elite Flyknit version pictured here, as well as high- and low-top versions with engineered mesh uppers.