Review: Nike Hyperdunk 2010 -

Review: Nike Hyperdunk 2010

Nike Hyperdunks 1Words by Lemara Lindsay-Prince | @lemelp

The good folks at Nike laced me with these the other week, just in time for the season.

The newly improved offering from Nike’s Basketball range the Nike Hyperdunk 2010 (affiliate link) weighs in at an impressive 11.5 ounces, surprisingly two ounces lighter than the original Hyperdunk. This lighter version of this basketball shoe is aimed not to compromise the players’ stability at all.

Built using Nike’s Flywire technology (typically used on the Kobe V’s) the player gets maximum support with less materials which makes for a lighter, faster and yet still supportive basketball shoe. The heel counter the only hard part of the shoe keeps you locked down to the court. The sole uses a herringbone pattern to grip the court more and better transition, along with Nike Zoom technology on the heel, the player is able to cut to the basket faster, quicker and more accurately.

As a player who typically wears heavier and more built basketball shoes to combat all the heavy landings of a post player I thought I needed a shoe to reflect my style of play. However, my opinion has changed since playing in the Nike Hyperdunk, a shoe that proves less is more. My ankles don’t feel any less compromised, due to the inner booty that hugs the foot and my feet on the whole feel considerably lighter. Fears of rolling my ankle with such a light shoe are somewhat reduced as the sole grips the court at just the right angles which highlight your play rather than hinder it.

Turning on fast breaks are easier due to the pivot points, planting your feet on court is more secure and landing is less thunderous as springy cushioning absorbs your weight due to the zoom bag that gives you comfort on the way up and down.

The Hyperdunk is steadily becoming one of the most worn kicks in the NBA with other players like Kevin Love, Andre Iguodola and Yi Jianlian.

Available in a variety of colourways the Nike Hyperdunk 2010 is available online (affiliate link) and in store at Nike Oxford Street for £90.00.

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