THE TEN: HYPERDUNK
WHITELIES appreciates the sneaker liaison of the year between NIKE & Virgil Abloh by presenting an exclusive release series of all ten reconstructed classics. NIKE x Virgil Abloh: Ten Icons Reconstructed launches globally at NikeLab stores and selected retailers like Colette, Dover Street Market, Voo Store, Comme de Garcons or SOTO Store beginning November 9, 2017.
The Nike Hyperdunk series has always been about the next generation of greatness. In summer 2008, the original iteration arrived to bring a new tempo to basketball shoe design with the introduction of supportive Flywire strands and Lunar cushioning, plus cues from the past, and the future with Nike Mag inspiration. Just as part one was endorsed by stars like Kobe Bryant, each successive Hyperdunk design has had its front man, with the latest iteration led by defensive champion Draymond Green. The player’s choice has been upgraded with a new Flyknit construction, flowing lines and the debut of the acclaimed Nike React foam that delivers an unparalleled sense of springiness. As a pure expression of the game, the shoe that channels the spirit of classic, progressive performance is a potential future classic having helped usher in a new kind of crossover from court to the street and the next generation of high concept colorways almost a decade ago.