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"The basketball player's foot moves in a very dynamic and multi-directional motion," says Leo Chang. And so he went on to design the Nike Hyperize basketball shoe. Apart from offering lightweight cushioning, support, and traction the new Hyperize attempts to free the the foot by focusing on support thereby achieving maximum performance.

The Hyperize is inspired by two things: the earlier Nike Hyperdunk and, far-off as it may seem, suspension bridge architecture. It is with Hyperize that Nike introduces Flywire engineering. Enter suspension bridge architecture.

Flywire engineering places nylon fibers where support is most needed. These fibers allowed the designers like Leo Chang to remove amounts of weight while maintaining the support and lockdown on the foot bed. "We reconfigured the Flywire 'cables' to support the foot through that range of motion," says Chang.

Apart from the Flywire engineering, the Hyperize boasts of a few other technologies including the Nike Zoom unit in the heel. All of these fancy terms make for a 12.9-ounce-shoe. Now who said you can't fly?

The Nike Hyperize is now available in select Nike outlets nationwide. It sells for P6,795.

 

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