The majority of people who have played basketball in the Nike Hyperize have had nothing but great things to say about the lightweight sneaker (see our Nike Hyperize Performance Review). However, one of the Detroit Pistons strength and conditioning coach blamed the shoe for the team’s recent increase of ankle injuries; he then banned the shoe from Pistons members. Didn’t Kevin Durant and some of his NBA peers tell us to start Hyperizin’ and stop criticizin’?
Upon hearing the Hyperize bashing, Kevin Durant stood up in defense for Nike’s darling basketball sneaker. “Ankle injuries can come from stepping on a guy?s foot or coming down on somebody. Rarely does it happen when you?re just running around on the court,? Durant said. “And sometimes it doesn?t matter what shoe you have on, so I don?t think that?s the issue. It just happens when you?re playing.?
The Hyperize, one of the lighter basketball sneakers on the market today, is considered a great basketball sneaker and is seen on almost NBA court nightly. If you own a pair of Hyperizes, are you pleased with them as a performance sneaker? Click here to voice your opinion.