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After 2008’s pre-Olympic Nike Hyperdunk premiere, it’s safe to say that more than a few people on these shores alienated by the era’s Nike Basketball output (many great shoes, but most were difficult to wear with jeans) were lured back in by Flywire.
The Hyperdunk was a perfect example of what we always thought shoes would look like in the 21st century, but those similarities to the Air Mag were notable too (as we discussed with Tinker Hatfield back in September of last year, perhaps his 1989 vision of the future inadvertently wrote the future). Since then, Nike Basketball’s been on fire, even if the Lunarlon application is a difficult technology to take to the courts. Now, with a tweaked foam compound that will even take LeBron’s weight (which means it can pretty much withstand any player) for an Olympic amount of extremely important games, the Nike Lunar Hyperdunk+ 2012 is a serious prospect and the most notable court breakthrough since the Zoom Hyperfuse.