Who should buy the Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low

The Nike Hyperdunk series dates back to 2008 and debuted in Beijing. Every year, Nike releases a new shoe model for the series with key endorsers. For 2016, there are three models: the Hyperdunk 2016, the Hyperdunk 2016 Low, and the Hyperdunk 2016 Flyknit. You would buy this pair because:

  • You're a Hyperdunk follower.
  • You're the type of player that looks for comfort, especially in an explosive game.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low logo

Strong midsole construction of Hyperdunk 2016 Low

The performance of the Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low comes from the Zoom units at the forefoot and heel. The midsole has a Phylon carrier which provides comfort and structure.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low midsole

The cutouts on the outsole gives room for the Zoom units to compress properly, resulting in a trampoline effect. This setup delivers great impact protection and responsiveness.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low heel

Nike Hyperdunk's grippy outsole

The outsole of the Hyperdunk 2016 Low can either be made of solid or gum rubber. It has thick grooves designed to grip well on any surface. The Hyperdunk series is designed for indoor and outdoor use.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low outsole

Comfortable secure lockdown

To keep the foot in place, the Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low uses the Flywire technology. It is a lightweight midfoot reinforcement that uses Vectran or nylon strings to provide maximum support.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low laces

Extending to where the laces are, these strings are anchored on the midsole. The tongue and ankle collar are well padded, providing comfort and additional lockdown.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low laces mid

Durable upper setup of Hyperdunk 2016

The upper of the Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low is made of standard mesh and fuse. The mesh gives the shoe breathability, while the fuse provides durability. These two materials work together to provide a comfortable and flexible ride.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low upper

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low's simplistic style

The Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low is a low-top shoe with a simple design. The shoe comes in different colorways that are paired with either of the two different outsoles.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low collar

The Swoosh logo is found on the tongue, outsole, and both sides of the shoe. A “HYPERDUNK” callout is found on the tongue. To make known the technology used in the midsole, a “ZOOM” callout is located on the outsole.

Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Low forefoot

Facts / Specs

Weight: 341g
Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Nike Hyperdunk
Colorways: Black / White / Purple / Grey
SKUs: 844363001 / 844363002 / 844363010 / 844363017 / 844363040 / 844363060 / 844363100 / 844363146 / 844363616 / 844364070

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.