words // Nick Engvall

The latest Nike basketball shoes continue to push the performance envelope with some of Nike’s most popular technologies. This year’s edition of the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse aims to improve on two key elements, breathability and durability. With the way the original Nike Zoom Hyperfuse performed, the 2011 model has a lot to live up to.

The Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 features a lightweight and breathable upper comprised of Hyperfuse technology, which fuses together a mesh and synthetic upper together without traditional stitching. This reduces weight and increases breathability at the same time. For cushioning, a combination of Phylon and forefoot Zoom Air rests between you and the herringbone traction pattern of the solid rubber outsole. The Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 weighs in at just 12.4 ounces despite a slightly higher ankle cut than the previous model.

Available now: Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011

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