The Nike Hyperdunk debuted in 2008, kicking off what would become an iconic line of basketball shoes. Equipped with Nike Flywire and Lunar cushioning, the first-ever Hyperdunk was considered ahead of its time. Now, nine years later, the Hyperdunk line continues to make advancements.
The addition of Nike React cushioning makes this the most innovative iteration in the shoe’s history. The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 is better than ever, and Eastbay has all your Hyperdunk needs covered with a huge selection and exclusive colors you won’t find anywhere else.
The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 is one of the first shoes to feature Nike’s revolutionary React cushioning technology. Nike’s innovation teams worked with cushioning experts and chemical engineers to develop a foam that’s lightweight, resilient, and durable – all at the same time.
“Definitely the React technology is something that really jumps out at you,” Blake Griffin said.
After more than 2,000 hours of basketball testing, Nike React has proven to remain soft and springy as well as squishy and stable. It delivers more energy return than any other Nike basketball foam and is the most durable cushioning used by Nike basketball to date.
The foam reacts to each step, cushioning against impact and then bouncing back to its original state, continuously ensuring a consistent feel for your feet all game, every game. Learn more about Nike React here.
The Flyknit, The Mid, The Low
The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 comes in three varieties, offering an ideal fit for every basketball player. The premium Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit comes in at $159.99 and utilizes a Flyknit construction for a locked-in, flexible, and supportive feel on the court.
If you’re looking for more traditional materials, the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 also comes in a non-Flyknit Mid and Low. The mid-top is $149.99 or $139.99 depending on specific styles, and the low-top is $139.99. There is also a limited version of the low-top for $139.99 that’s equipped with a casual-inspired upper for off-court style.
Options, Options, Options
Eastbay will have a HUGE selection of Hyperdunks this season; that’s why we’re your Hyperdunk Headquarters. Keep an eye out for 40+ colorways for men and 15+ colorways for women available at eastbay.com. With so many options, there’s a Hyperdunk 2017 for everyone.
In addition to the Women’s Hyperdunks, the men’s version of the shoe will also be available to women. The men’s Hyperdunk will come in an extended size run, starting at size 3.5. Women can find out how to find their men’s shoe size using our easy conversion chart here.
The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 is available now in select styles and colorways. Stay tuned to Eastbay’s social channels and eastbay.com for more colorways throughout August and into the season.
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Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin was officially shifted over to the Jordan Brand back in November, but custom colorways of what would have been his ’12-’13 Nike Basketball game shoe are still being released.
Available now is the ‘BG’ Nike Lunar Hyperdunk in a fresh Metallic Platinum colorway. The shoe features a tonal version of Griffin’s “earthquake” print, as well as Clippers-inspired royal and red accents throughout. “BG32” is centered across the tongue, while a translucent icy rubber outsole completes the look below.
The Hyperdunk is equipped with performance-based technology like Dynamic Flywire support for enhanced stabilization and a basketball-specific Lunarlon cushioned sole.
Pick up Blake Griffin’s new Nike basketball shoes here today.
Available: Nike Hyperdunk – Blake Griffin Metallic Platinum
words & images // Nick DePaula
Sometimes you’ll read paragraph after paragraph about a shoe before finally making it to the verdict and main chunk of the performance review.
This is not that review.
That’s because the Hyperdunk Elite is the best shoe of the season – the best shoes in years, actually – and a complete joy to play in.
During that first week after I got my pair, I was looking forward to the clock hitting 6:30 every day so I could bounce from work and go play in them. They’re the best-fitting shoe I’ve ever worn. They’re incredibly supportive, lightweight, cushioned, responsive and stable. Everything you’d want in a sneaker, these have. (Well, maybe not the price tag …)
The Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 was already my favorite shoe of the year when it launched, with its sweet blend of cushioning, fit, traction and support. When I first heard about the Elite Series that Nike Basketball was kicking off this spring, I really wasn’t sure how they could improve on it.
It’s pretty easy to see that pretty much the entire upper has been revamped here, and while the launch Hyperdunk 2011 fit damn well, the Elite version takes things to an entirely new bar-setting level. The upper has actually half the layers, and it hugs better than anything I’ve ever worn.
On top of that awesome fit, the Pro Combat tongue is tremendously plush and padded, but unlike the LeBron 9 Elite, it’s only incorporated right over the top of your foot and then thins out towards the top of the tongue, resulting in less puff and exact lockdown around the collar. The shoe is flooded with Kevlar Flywire, and in tandem with the actual carbon fiber heel counter, you’re locked right in.
This is the first shoe in a while that I have zero complaints about. Perhaps the breathability could be better, but literally everything about them is money. The traction is squeaky and perfect on even a dusty court. The lockdown and support are perfect for slashing players and speedy guards. And the sheer comfort that comes from the beefed-up insole, Pro Combat tongue and heel / forefoot Zoom Air combo is unmatched.
You won’t read many reviews this brief, and in this case, it’s because the Hyperdunk Elite is simply that good. If you have any specific questions that you’re curious about, fire away in the comments section and I’ll be sure to answer. Literally everything about these is awesome, and they’re also great for any position on the court. (Unless you cut powerfully and plan to have Marc Gasol stepping on your foot.)
If you’re up for the $200 price point (even though you can definitely buy two pairs of the launch Hyperdunk for that much now that those are on sale), you won’t regret it all. They’re one of my favorite shoes in years.
Grade Breakout //
designed by: Leo Chang
best for: all positions
colorway tested: Black / Metallic Gold
worn by: Blake Griffin
key tech: two-layer bonded upper with Kevlar Flywire strands throughout, sizable real carbon fiber heel counter and midfoot shank, heel and forefoot Zoom Air units, Pro Combat tongue, anatomical sockliner with grip nubs, Kevlar laces
pros: The best combination of fit / support / cushioning / traction and total performance in years.
improvements: I seriously can’t think of any.
sizing: true to size
buying advice: The Hyperdunk Elite is my favorite shoe in years. Right out of the box, everything about them is amazing. The fit and feel, cushioning and ride, and support and traction are all industry leading. All in all it’s a monster of a sneaker that I’d recommend to everyone. That is, if you’re ok with the monster price tag.
Available Now: Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 Elite
words // Brandon Richard
Nike Basketball has introduced the Elite Series, providing new levels of footwear innovation. The Nike LeBron 9, Kobe VII and Zoom Hyperdunk have all been treated to premium materials and footwear technology that provides players with a competitive edge for the playoffs.
Home and away offerings are served up in traditional white and black-based colorways, accented by trophy-inspired golden accents throughout. The uppers have been re-engineered from inside out to ensure lightweight performance with the use of ultra-high tensile strength Flywire made with Kevlar aramid. Other features include carbon fiber midfoot support shanks, Nike Pro Combat padded collars and special sockliners.
All three models from the Nike Elite Series are available at Eastbay now.
04/2010 Nike Hyperdunk Low
386424-103 White/Black-Midnight Navy