words // Nick Engvall
The 2011 Nike basketball shoes have started to arrive. New versions of the popular Hyperdunk and Hyperfuse models feature updated details for 2011. For the Hyperdunk, 2011 will be its third year at the forefront of performance basketball shoes, while the Zoom Hyperfuse, after being introduced last year, is improved and ready for the court in its sophomore edition.
The Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 utilizes a seamless construction to attach the breathable mesh and synthetic upper together. A combination of phylon and Zoom Air cushioning in the forefoot provide responsiveness, while the herringbone pattern on the solid rubber outsole provides traction. For the Hyperdunk 2011, the Flywire upper gets improved fitment that conforms to the foot better and a more breathable mesh. One of the biggest changes for the Hyperdunk 2011 is an improved shank plate that keeps flexing to a minimum.