Nike Hyperize

Never settling for success, Nike has a followup to the Hyperdunk that features improvements in virtually every aspect of the shoe. ?Weighing in at only 13.0 ounces, the?Nike Hyperize feels nearly weightless on the foot. ?The sole?s herringbone tread and pivot point gives you the greatest traction on the court and ability to make quick cuts. ?Your feet are well protected with a full lenth Phylite midsole, Lunar Lite cushioning in the forefoot, and Nike Zoom Air in the heel. ?A glass fiber midfoot shank provides extra lateral stability. ?On the upper the shoe features Nike Flywire Technology that gives ultimate lock down support along with improved breathability. ?An external heel counter places the heart of your ankles in a well protected zone providing more prevention of injury.


The Nike Hyperdunk provided great traction on a dry and dust free hardwood floor, but was prone to slipping if not under ideal playing conditions. ?The Nike Hyperize features the tried and trued herringbone traction giving the best traction for varying playing surfaces.


The Nike Hyperdunk featured an injected Phylon midsole. ?This midsole was soft and lightweight, but costmetically looked very wrinkled under any wear. ?To avoid this problem, the Nike Hyperize features a full length Phylite misole which is the same material used in many of the Nike Free shoes and anything super lightweight like the Nike Lunar Trainer. ?Because of its rubber content, Phylite is capable of being exposed to the ground. ?In the Nike Hyperize is it exposed to the surface in the heel and forefoot at flex points of the sole. ?Like the Nike Hyperdunk, the Nike Hyperize features Lunar Lite cushioning in the forefoot as well as a 12mm Nike Zoom Air unit in the heel.


The Nike Hyperize utilizes a midfoot glass fiber shank providing lateral stability. ?The Hyperize also features an external heel counter – something that did not exist on the Hyperdunk.

Improvements to Flywire:

The Flywire Technology underwent a major transformation from the Nike Hyperdunk to the Nike Hyperize. ?For starters, the pattern is completely different and uses far less strands. ?In addition to this, the Flywire panels were made more breathable and more flexible with added mesh panels. ?This allowed for more flexpoints in the upper and less bulging. ?Lastly, the Flywire panels are thinner on the Nike Hyperize than the Hyperdunk. ?Rather than 0.52mm of TPU covering both the bottom and top side of the Flywire threads, just 0.52mm covers the bottom and 0.40mm covers the top.