Nike unveils 6 new city-inspired Hyperdunk Low colorways.
In celebration of basketball's global capital cities, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Beijing, Madrid and Manilla, Nike Basketball has created six incredible Hyperdunk Low styles.
Each of these cities carries a distinct competitive fire, and each a unique flare for the game, which serves as the inspiration behind the colorways and styles of these six Hyperdunk Lows.
All of the kicks feature Nike's brand new REACT cushioning system, and will be available within the next few weeks.
Check out a brief background and release details of each Hyperdunk Low below, and take a closer look at the shoes in the gallery above.
New York - With a schematic blueprint city map drawn in basketball-inspired lines, the Nike Hyperdunk Low 2017 NYC alludes to the city’s path to basketball success. The shoe launches early August.
Chicago - Coined by Chicago-born basketball player Saieed Ivey, a Simeon Highschool graduate who was murdered in Los Angeles in 2014, FINAO (failure is not an option) has since become adopted citywide as a rallying call for the Windy City’s next generation of hoop talent. The phrase is inked on bodies and hash-tagged on social media to serve as a poignant reminder of the importance of embracing opportunity. The shoe launches August 2nd.
Los Angeles - A special Drew League tongue and distinct color fade on left and right side (one representing LA, the other Orange County and the Inland Empire) of the Nike Hyperdunk Low 2017 LA pays homage to the coming together of worlds united by love of basketball. It launches August 3.
Manilla - Surrounded by a towering concrete parking structure on all sides, Manila’s Tenement Court Taguig stands as one of the basketball world’s most striking environments. It's cemented in community infrastructure and serves as an inescapable reminder of homecourt advantage and the heart and soul of the city’s basketball culture.
This court’s iconic aesthic is represetted by an allover gray and concrete-style midsole of the of the Nike Hyperdunk Low 2017 Manila. The shoe releases in August.
Beijing - Though its rapid basketball community isn’t blessed with an abundance of courts, there’s no shortage of stiff competition in places like Dongdan. With no room for mistakes in play, the city’s game requires players to go from rough to polished to stay on court.
The brilliant Emerald colorway of the Nike Hyperdunk Low 2017 Beijing reflects the reality of not only needing to show off, but to prove your worth too. The shoe launches August 1st.
Madrid - When the sun dips in Madrid, the city’s hoopers hit courts for games with locals and visitors alike. Transcending culture and social barriers, the game unites and creates a new sense of community.
The sunset timing of many of the city’s games inspires the Nike Hyperdunk Low 2017 Madrid, launching July 20. The MDZ emblazoned on the side and heel references a localized pronunciation of the city’s name, Madriz.