Nothing has changed sneakerheads. As we all know, Nike remains the King of basketball shoes. There is a good reason why they are the basketball shoe juggernaut in the global marketplace. Nike is second to none when it comes to innovation and technology. The last couple of years they have had the basketball sneaker community all hyped up. Hyped up with their latest and greatest shoe technology known as Nike Hyperfuse. This innovative new technology is used on their “Hyper” line of basketball shoes in the form of Hyperdunks, Hyperfuses, and Hyperballers. It has also been used on the new Air Jordan Q Flight. In addition, it looks like more models of their basketball shoes with Hyperfuse technology are on their way.
What is this Hyperfuse technology that is being used on every Nike shoe under the sun? Hyperfuse is a combination of three different elements (synthetic material, mesh, and TPU film) forced together under intense heat. All three materials become what is known as Nike Hyperfuse. The combination of these three different elements creates perhaps one of the toughest uppers that has ever been used on a basketball shoe. What does this do? It provides for the most stable, comfortable, and durable ride that a baller can take in a shoe. In addition, the Hyperfuse possesses a mesh material used on the upper of the shoe that allows for an escape of heat via it’s airflow panels from the mid portion of the foot. The portion that builds up the most heat during activity. There are several benefits to this technology.
Besides the stability and durability that the Hyperfuse provide, the maximum in lightweight cushioning and breathability are two huge benefits that this innovative technology provide. This allows for breathability and a lightweight feel. Very few basketball shoes allow for the stability and lightweight performance that the Nike “Hyper” series does. Additionally, no shoe on the market has the “breathability” that a basketball shoe with Nike Hyperfuse has.
This new innovative design was created by Nike designers Shane Kohatsu and Fred Dojan. On a trip to China these two genuises came up with the idea for Hyperfuse by watching Chinese ballers play on the outdoor courts of China. Creating a shoe that was durable for the outdoor courts was just one of their missions. The other was to create a shoe that would allow for venting of the heat that was built up during intense play. As a result of their efforts, Nike shoes for basketball have been revolutionized. Hyperfuse has taken the sneaker world by storm. And, it looks like for all intents and purposes, Nike will continue to be the reigning champion of high performance basketball shoes.