Who should buy the Nike Hyperdunk 08
Initially produced for the 2008 Beijing Olympics as part of Nike Basketball’s Innovation program, the Nike Hyperdunk 08 makes a comeback; taking its iconic on-court style and adapting it to streetwear culture. You would want to have this pair because:
- You're a fan of Nike's most innovative technologies and would want to experience them in your gameplay.
- You're a flyer and in need of an ultralight pair that would support that impact.
Nike Hyperdunk's genius midsole technologies
The OG model of the Hyperdunk 08 features one of the innovations Nike developed specifically for the Olympics. Designed with the help of NASA engineers, Lunar foam is a high rebound, spongy, and resilient foam that is used in the seats of space shuttles.
To create Lunar foam, Nike combined EVA with Nitrate rubber. The result is a soft, bouncy, and responsive foam cushioning that is 30 percent lighter than Phylon with a cushioning feel that is almost comparable to Zoom Air.
Nike implemented the new foam in the shoe’s forefoot. In the heel, a large volume Zoom Air unit provides dynamic responsiveness and impact protection.
The other versions of the Nike Hyperdunk 08 Retro have a foam midsole that offers ultra-lightweight cushioning.
Solid outsole construction of Hyperdunk 08
The Nike Hyperdunk 08 has a rubber outsole that features a pivot circle lined with herringbone and forefoot grooves for multidirectional traction and enhanced on-court grip.
Innovative stable lockdown
Also making its debut in the Hyperdunk 08, Nike’s Flywire technology acts like cables on a suspension bridge.
Flywire consists of Vectran filaments that are strategically placed along the upper to offer lightweight support and containment precisely where it is needed.
As an added support feature, the Hyperdunk 08 has a high-top collar that ensures a locked-in fit, while a carbon fiber midfoot shank is present in the OG model.
Nike Hyperdunk 08's durable upper structure
The Nike Hyperdunk 08 has a synthetic leather upper for durability, TPU side panels for enhanced support, a cushioned collar for added comfort, and a Nike Tech Ultramesh tongue for breathability.
Hyperdunk 08's bold style
The originator of the Hyperdunk line returns just in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Made famous by USA’s Redeem Team during their gold medal run in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, these retro basketball shoes were also featured in the Rio Olympics.
The Nike Hyperdunk 08 Retro makes a bold comeback with a trio of vibrant monochromatic hues aptly called Solar Red, Photo Blue, and Volt.