Eight years after its Beijing debut, the Nike Hyperdunk has evolved ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Today, Nike officially introduced the Hyperdunk 2016, a new silhouette that combines Flyknit with an enhanced full-length Zoom Air unit to provide the speed, lateral cutting, elevating and impact required by today’s athlete.
The shoe bears a resemblance to the recently unveiled KD 8 Elite, but the extended collar is ultra-high Flyknit and not a built-in compression sock. Designer Leo Chang also paired targeted zones — for lockdown support, dynamic stretch and breathability — with integrated forefoot Flywire cables.
Hoping to provide a natural and supporting feel, a new Zoom Air unit runs the length of the foot. It’s positioned directly under the foot, creating a hollow core between the unit and outsole. As a result, the wearer will experience a snap-back, trampoline effect. Advanced herringbone traction is in place for court grip.
The Nike Hyperdunk 2016 will release in July in this elite Flyknit version, along with high and low-top versions in engineered mesh.