Starting from the bottom, the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit is rooted by an outsole with a data-informed traction pattern that synthesizes pressure maps from the Nike Sports Research Lab to ensure a supportive base, highlighted by circular pistons, tuned to offer traction exactly where needed. Encapsulated within, a NikeReact core serves up an unprecedented trio of benefits: it’s lightweight, responsive and durable. A shank plate, situated between the Nike React cushioning and the shoes outsole, creates rigidity and manages torque.Translated to basketball, these collected benefits buttress quick cuts, smooth lift-off and sustained play.
The Flyknit upper, providing target stretch and breathability, follows a familiar ‘80s style topline with a contemporary material twist. Like the Nike React foam, which is both soft and springy, the Flyknit upper balances a best-of-both-worlds aesthetic that recalls icons of the past in stance while simultaneously casting a cutting-edge nod to the future. Of note is the subtly decoupled collar, which allows for natural mobility and customizable fit.