Collaborating with Kobe Bryant for the Beijing summer Olympics, Nike released the Nike Hyperdunk, the newest addition to their line of basketball shoes. Nike CEO, Mark Parker, has said that “Our performance product for Beijing is some of the best work Nike has ever done. The Nike Hyperdunk is a prime example of our commitment to deliver extraordinary innovation and lightweight performance product to the world’s best athletes. Every gram counts in competition. Athletes need superior lightweight footwear and apparel that they can compete in with confidence and that’s exactly what we’ve created for them.”
The criss-crossing pattern on the shoe is reminiscent of the Nike Zoom Kobe III, however this is not part of Kobe’s signature shoes. This is without a doubt one of Nike’s best creations.